Fruity Couscous Salad

Fruity Couscous Salad

44 Reviews 3 Pics
USA WEEKEND columnist Jean Carper
Recipe by  USA WEEKEND columnist Jean Carper

“To boost flavor and nutrition, prepare the whole-grain couscous with orange juice instead of water.”

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  1. Prepare couscous according to package directions. Combine all ingredients; toss. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

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Excellent! I did follow the advice of other reviewers (thanks by the way) and used orange juice for the liquid in the couscous. I used 1/4 cup additional orange juice so the couscous wouldn't be dry, which was perfect. I also reduced the cumin to 1/2 tsp. and added 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. My husband and I both loved this and are looking forward to leftovers tomorrow.



This an easy recipe to make ahead for a potluck or buffet. It did turn out a bit dry, so I added a little to moisten. You could probably add some fresh squeezed orange juice to moisten as well. I added in some ground cinnamon and I would suggest cutting down on the scallions so the onion flavor isn't as strong. Overall, this is an easy, fast, and healthly salad to make esp. if you use whole wheat couscous. It is very pretty and the textures interplay well.



Simply delicious! Definitely prepare it using orange juice vs. water for more flavor. Like others, I cut the amount of cumin down to 1/2 tsp. and added 1/2 tsp. of curry powder. Instead of dried apricots I added an 11 oz. can of mandarin oranges. I did find it to be a bit dry so I did add a little more orange juice. What a quick and easy side dish that tastes like you spent hours! Tastes great room temp. or chilled - Thanks for a great recipe!

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 218 cal
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 4.9 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs
  • 38 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 6 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 54 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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