Couscous Cashew Salad

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½ pound snow peas, trimmed
2/3 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons minced garlic
½ teaspoon chili pepper flakes
½ teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
6 cups cooked couscous (usually 1-1/2 boxes)
2 cups salted roasted cashews
2 scallions, green parts only, chopped

Steam or boil snow peas until crisp-tender – 2 to 4 minutes. Rinse and dry. Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and spices. Combine couscous, snow peas, cashews and scallions. Add dressing and mix thoroughly. Serve immediately after dressing.

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