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

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2008


Recipe Summary

15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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 Facts

204 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 28.1g; dietary fiber 3.1g; sugars 6.5g; fat 8.8g; saturated fat 1.1g; vitamin a iu 154.9IU; vitamin c 10.4mg; folate 17.7mcg; calcium 23.6mg; iron 0.6mg; magnesium 18.9mg; potassium 187.9mg; sodium 149.8mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

Reviews (3)

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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 3 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
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? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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!!!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Spectacular: easy and delicious what more can you want! I had some mango that I added instead of nectarines it was lovely. Thanks. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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. Read More