Cassava Couscous Salad

Every once in awhile a dish comes along that is actually quite healthy and so tasty it is hard to stop eating. This couscous has been in the pantry for a couple of months but I don’t remember where I purchased it. It is made from cassava root, otherwise known as manioc, otherwise known as yuca, and the same root from which tapioca is made. The salad I put together could have been made with quinoa or millet or bulgur wheat or even amaranth with good results.



I followed the instructions on the package to cook the couscous. First it was soaked in warm water until all the water was absorbed, then it was steamed for a few minutes under a lid.




To the cooked couscous I added:

  • onion
  • cucumber
  • radish
  • jalapeño
  • onion chives
  • cilantro
  • garlic chives
  • parsley
  • avocado
  • tomatoes
  • dried currants
  • pink salt
  • lime juice






We both kept going back for more.





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