Spicy Chipotle Couscous Salad
3 cups whole wheat couscous, cooked according to package directions
½ cup pineapple jam, low sugar (or any citrus jam or jelly works fine)
½ can mild green chiles
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small lemon, juiced and zested
2 tablespoons onion, chopped
¼ teaspoon chipotle powder, or to taste
1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
¼ cup onion, chopped
1 cup kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 medium yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
½ tablespoon olive oil
1. Combine pineapple jam, chiles, garlic, lemon and zest, 2tablespoons onion and chipotle in a medium bowl. Remove half the mixture to a blender and puree into a sauce.
2. Combine the vegetables in a large bowl with couscous and pineapple mixture. Stir in puree and combine well.