Pasta/

Soybean Couscous

Author: SallyK / Date: 2013-01-04 @ 05:37 am / Print Me! /
Tags: High Protein / Legumes / Low Fat / Rice and Grains / Soy Beans /

Soybean CouscousThis high protein, low fat salad will keep several days if covered tightly and refrigerated. Add it to lunch boxes for a refreshing salad that will keep well throughout the morning.

Serves 6-8.

Ingredients:

  • 1 c dry soybeans
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 c couscous
  • 1 c boiling water
  • 1 carrot, peeled and coarsely shredded
  • 1 stalk of celery, finely chopped
  • 1/4 c bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 c minced parsley
  • 2 Tbsp onion, minced
  • 2 tsp dry mint
  • 2 Tbsp capers, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Directions:

  1. Soak the soybeans overnight in salted water. Drain and place in a large, deep pot. Cover by 4 inches with fresh water. Add the teaspoon of vegetable oil. Cook on medium until boiling. Skim off foam. Reduce heat to low, cover loosely, and simmer about 2-2 1/2 hours, or until just tender. Rinse, drain, and set aside.
  2. Place the couscous in a 2 quart casserole dish and add the boiling water. Allow to stand 5 minutes; fluff with fork and cool to room temperature. Add soybeans, carrot, celery, bell pepper, parsley, onion, mint, and capers. Toss lightly.
  3. In a small bowl, blend the olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Add this dressing to the couscous mix and toss again. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving so that spices have a chance to blend.