Couscous & Fruit Salad

Couscous & Fruit Salad

7 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2008

Try this fruit-and-nut-studded couscous salad alongside grilled salmon or chicken for supper or on its own for a fresh lunchbox treat.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped shallots
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 cups cooked whole-wheat couscous
  • 1 cup chopped nectarine
  • 1 cup mixed fresh berries, such as blueberries and raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds, (see Tip)


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  1. Whisk oil, orange juice, vinegar, shallots, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add cooked couscous, nectarines, berries and almonds; gently toss to combine.
  • Tip: To toast sliced almonds, heat a small dry skillet over medium-low heat. Add nuts and cook, stirring, until lightly browned and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ¾ cup
  • Per serving: 204 calories; 9 g fat(1 g sat); 3 g fiber; 28 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 18 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 155 IU vitamin A; 10 mg vitamin C; 24 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 150 mg sodium; 188 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, 12 fruit, 2 fat

Reviews 7

March 03, 2013
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By: calan
Disappointing I thought the couscous, fruit, and almonds were a great combination. As much as we wanted this to be good, it wasn't. It tasted overwhelmingly of cider vinegar, and the shallot seemed like a really odd addition. It seems I'm the only reviewer that didn't like it though, so maybe something went horribly wrong in our kitchen. Pros: Couscous and fruit together! Cons: Couscous and fruit with vinegar and shallots?
August 03, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
odd mixture I love fruit and couscous so this seemed a natural blend. But I was not impressed. The textures together were very odd. Ended up adding some greek yogurt and a little honey. Still so-so. Tossed the recipe - won't make again. Pros: good way to get grains in diet Cons: odd combination of flavors
April 05, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Incredible!!! This was just amazing! I did change just a couple things. I (like several others) swapped the nectarine with mango, just to keep with what's in season. I had just run out of orange juice, so I squeezed some fresh grapefruit juice instead. I also added about a teaspoon of honey to make up for the difference in sweetness of orange vs. grapefruit juice. Made it for an informal party and I had several requests for the recipe. I'll be making it at least twice more just this week (once for me and once for my family's easter potluck)! Pros: good balance, good with seasonal ingredients
December 02, 2011
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By: EatingWell User
An easy to prepare, change of pace side dish For families trying coucous for the first time, start children with a small serving to try it out. Ask your family members for suggestions as to what they think would go well with the coucous. If you don't know what coucous is better look it up as folks are sure to ask. Pros: It's a versatile dish that begs you to use your imagination, Cons: coucous is the base but the enhancements are whatever you think sound tasty.
May 21, 2011
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By: Svet06
Good or Bad I find this recipe to be right in the middle. The combination of the couscous and fruit didn't seem to right for me but I may try this a few more times before I give up on it. Overall, right in the middle neither good nor bad.
November 01, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I have never had couscous before so I was a little skeptical before trying the recipe. I have to say this is fantastic! I only made half the recipe but I ended up eating the whole thing as my dinner. It was fantastic. The flavors compliment each other so well. They didn't have any nectarines at the store so I substituted them for mango and for the berries I used half blueberry and half raspberry. Delicious!!!!
October 07, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Spectacular: easy and delicious, what more can you want! I had some mango that I added instead of nectarines, it was lovely. Thanks.
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