Couscous & Fruit Salad

July/August 2008

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

"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...
Couscous & Fruit Salad

7 Reviews for Couscous & Fruit Salad


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.

Couscous and fruit together!
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.

good way to get grains in diet

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)!

good balance, good with seasonal ingredients
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.

It's a versatile dish that begs you to use your imagination,
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.


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