Try this refreshing grain salad as an accompaniment to grilled chicken or fish. Chilled, it's also great for picnics. Look for whole-wheat couscous in the natural-foods section of supermarkets or in specialty stores.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1995


Recipe Summary

30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Stir together couscous, orange juice concentrate, oil, mustard, thyme, orange zest and salt in a large bowl. Stir in boiling water, cover and set aside until the liquid has been absorbed, about 5 minutes.

  • Fluff the couscous with a fork. Add parsley, scallions, olives, diced orange and lemon juice; toss to blend. Season with pepper.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

307 calories; protein 9.1g 18% DV; carbohydrates 53.8g 17% DV; exchange other carbs 3.5; dietary fiber 8.4g 33% DV; sugars 5.7g; fat 7.8g 12% DV; saturated fat 0.9g 5% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 1029IU 21% DV; vitamin c 44.5mg 74% DV; folate 36.3mcg 9% DV; calcium 40.4mg 4% DV; iron 0.9mg 5% DV; magnesium 14.4mg 5% DV; potassium 194.3mg 5% DV; sodium 358.7mg 14% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 6% DV.