Learn how to make Fresh Spinach and Couscous Salad, one of Rita's recipes to control diabetes.

Fresh Spinach and Couscous Salad


  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup whole wheat couscous
  • 2 cups packed spinach leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (2½-ounce) can sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1½ teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 3 ounces fat-free sundried tomato and basil feta cheese, crumbled


  1. Pour water into microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 2-3 minutes or until boiling. Remove from microwave; stir in couscous. Cover with plastic wrap; let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Place couscous in fine mesh strainer. Rinse under cold water until cooled; drain excess water.
  3. In large bowl combine spinach, beans, salami, olives, oregano, basil, pepper, oil and vinegar. Stir to combine.
  4. Add couscous to spinach mixture; stir until blended. Add cheese; toss gently.

Makes 4 servings.