Couscous or Millet Salad with Apples, Cranberries and Smoked Turkey

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10-ounce package of couscous

Generous 1/2 cup dried cranberries

2 cups vegetable or chicken stock

1214 ounces smoked turkey cut into small strips

1 sweet, crisp apple

1/2 cup thinly sliced green onion

3/4 cup coarsely chopped pistachios

Mustard Dressing

1/4 cup olive oil

3 tablespoons cider vinegar

2 tablespoons honey mustard or Dijon style mustard

1 teaspoon sugar if using unsweetened mustard

1 teaspoon Rain’s Choice pure Vanilla Extract

salt and pepper to taste

Spanish smoked paprika to taste or for garnish


In a medium saucepan with tight-fitting lid, bring stock or water to oil. remove from heat and add couscous and cranberries. Cover and allow to stand 5 to 10 minutes.

While the couscous cooks, cut the turkey into small strips or pieces. Core and chop the apple, slice the onions and chop pistachios.

Transfer couscous mixture to a large bowl, and toss the mixture with a fork to separate the grains. Add turkey, apple, onions, and pistachios and mix well.

Prepare the dressing by placing in a jar with a tight cap. Shake well and pour over salad, mixing well. Serve or cover and chill until serving.