Couscous Waldorf Salad



1 package regular couscous

1/4 cup walnut oil (can use other oil)

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 teaspoons honey Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon honey

1/2 teaspoon Rain’s Choice pure Vanilla Extract

sea salt and freshly ground pepper

1 large Honeycrisp, Gala or Pink Lady apple, diced

1/3 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup chopped dates

1/4 cup chopped dry toasted walnuts

1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles


Prepare couscous according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Whisk together oil, vinegar, mustard, honey, vanilla, and salt and pepper in a small bowl.

Stir apples, celery, dates, nuts and dressing into couscous. Top with blue cheese.


For a gluten-free option, make up a package of quinoa. Tri-color quinoa would be nice.

Also, if you have regular Dijon mustard, feel free to use it and add more honey to taste to the salad dressing.