Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  121
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  14 g
  • Fat  6 g
  • Cholesterol  4 mg
  • Sodium  167 mg
  • Potassium  105 mg
  • Phosphorus  51 mg
  • Calcium  47 mg
  • Fiber  1.4 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 vegetable, low potassium
  • 1/2 starch
  • 1 fat 

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Add cooked chicken breast chunks or slices for a delicious light lunch or supper.

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Crunchy Couscous Salad
Blackstone says:

Leached all vegetables overnight using yellow pepper, omit olives, herbs,1/2 amount of salt, no pepper, used Quinoa instead of Coucoucus. Dietitian comment: Sounds great[INVALID]thanks for sharing. One note on the quinoa substitution[INVALID]it's quite a bit higher in potassium and phosphorus compared to couscous (194 mg potassium and 92 mg phosphorus per serving of the prepared recipe). For those limiting these 2 minerals stick with couscous or discuss with your dietitian.

Oct. 24, 2014, 8:17 AM - Inappropriate review?
Crunchy Couscous Salad
Linda39 says:

Would this be good with Israeli couscous or will be make it too chewy? My husband doesn't much care for the small stuff. Also, it's hard to rate a recipe when I haven't tried it, but it looks like it would be very good.

Jun. 11, 2014, 9:36 AM - Inappropriate review?
Crunchy Couscous Salad
1965bailey says:

I made this with quinoa, and we really liked it. Quinoa gives more texture and is a protein, which my husband needs more of in his diet. Dietitian comment: Quinoa is much higher in potassium and phosphorus than couscous. If you are limiting these minerals I do not recommend this change.

Aug. 10, 2013, 11:10 AM - Inappropriate review?
Crunchy Couscous Salad

Will it make any difference if I add saffron when I am soaking my couscous before adding it to the couscousierre to steam? I guess I don't want to lose the flavor of saffron, but I don't know if saffron has problems for the CKD non-dialysis diet. Moderator comment: Saffron is acceptable for a kidney diet. 1 teaspoon contains only 12 mg potassium, 1 mg sodium and 2 mg phosphorus--very low!

Oct. 16, 2011, 9:14 AM - Inappropriate review?
Crunchy Couscous Salad
ssculver says:

Made this for my fiance & I. Could use less oil, as he thought it had too much. I found it to be better the 2nd day.

Aug. 09, 2011, 2:01 PM - Inappropriate review?

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