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Cool Large Lima Beans and Couscous Salad

Recipe Ingredients:
1/2 cup Lima Beans
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 1/2 tbsp Sherry Vinegar
1/4 tsp Cumin (Ground)
1/8 tsp Black Pepper
Zest of 1/2 Lemon
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1/4 Medium Green Bell Pepper, diced
1/4 Medium Sweet Red Bell Pepper, diced
2 tbsp Red Onion, diced
1 1/4 cups Vegetable Stock
1 cup Golden Couscous

Cooking Directions:
1.  To Prepare Beans: Pour 3 cups boiling water over the beans, cover and let sit for 1 hour. Drain. Add fresh water to cover by 1 inch and simmer until tender. Start checking for doneness at 60 minutes.

2.  To Prepare Couscous: In a small saucepan, heat vegetable stock with a dash of olive oil until simmering, stir in couscous, remove form heat, cover and let sit for 5 minutes. Stir with a fork to break up any lumps.

3.  To Prepare Salad: Whisk together reamining oil, vinegar, cumin, black pepper, lemon zest and garlic; add red and green diced peppers and diced onion and mix well.

4.  Mix cooled couscous with cool and drained beans and toss with dressing and vegetable mixture.

5.  Makes 3 to 4 servings.

    Couscous Couscous
Couscous is a coarsely ground semolina pasta made from the hard part of the wheat. It makes an excellent side dish instead of rice. It tasts great when mixed with other herbs, meats, or fish.

Ground Cumin Ground Cumin
Ground cumin is used as a spice for its distinctive aroma, popular in North African, Middle Eastern, Western Chinese, Indian, Cuban and Mexican cuisine. Its unique flavor is due to its essential oil content.

Lima Beans Lima Beans
Healthy and versatile lima beans are known for their buttery outside and fibrous, starchy inside. In addition to being a great match for a wide variety of meal options, lima beans are a great staple for a healthy, balanced diet.

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