I have a question for you guys. This is something I have been wondering for awhile. Can anyone tell me if there is a difference between Israeli Couscous and Acini di Pepe?
I just got my july issue and there is this recipe for Chicken Salad with Olive Vinaigrette. It calls for Israeli Couscous (of course that isn't available around here yet), but I was looking at the picture and it reminded me of Acini di Pepe, and since I know couscous is just tiny pasta, I was wondering what the difference between the two are.
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Chicken Salad with Olive Vinaigrette
Recipe By :Jennifer Martinkus and Derrin Davis
Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : poultry
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 cup uncooked Israeli couscous
1/4 cup chopped pitted kalamata olives
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon chopped capers
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 garlic clove -- minced
2 packages 98% fat-free chicken breast in water -- (7-ounce)
Cook couscous according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and rinse with cold water.
Combine olives and next 7 ingredi≠ents (olives through garlic) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add cous≠cous to olive mixture; toss gently to coat. Stir in chicken just before serving. Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 11/2 cups).
CALORIES 348 (28% from fat); FAT 10.7g (sat 1.2g, mono 6.4g, poly 0.9g); PROTEIN 25g; CARB 34.9g; FIBER 2.4g; CHOL 18mg; IRON 1.9mg; SODIUM 929mg; CALC 66mg
"Cooking Light, July 2003, page 179"
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Per serving: 382 Calories (kcal); 17g Total Fat; (39% calories from fat); 21g Protein; 35g Carbohydrate; 44mg Cholesterol; 750mg Sodium
Food Exchanges: 2 Grain(Starch); 2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates
NOTES : You can substitute 2 cups cooked chicken or turkey breast for vacuum-packed chicken.
Nutr. Assoc. : 449 926531 1036 0 0 0 0 0 0 2446