Fruit and Couscous Salad

Fruit and Couscous Salad

A versatile salad that can be served either as a starter or at the end of a meal, replacing a dessert.

2 servings
Soaking 1 h
Preparation 20 min

Cooking 5 min

280 calories per serving 


1/2 cup couscous, whole wheat   80 g
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
2 oranges   360 g
2 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed   3/4 lemon
1/2 tbsp canola oil   8 mL
1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar   8 mL
1 kiwis   90 g
1/2 cup blackberries   60 g
2 tbsp fresh mint   6 g
  ground pepper to taste    


  1. Cook the couscous. Let the couscous swell 2 min.
  2. Press the lemons and half of the oranges, then pour the juice into a small bowl. Stir in the oil and balsamic vinegar. Mix well, then pour the dressing over the couscous and toss gently. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for about 1 h.
  3. Peel the remaining oranges and separate the segments. Peel the kiwis and cut them into lengthwise wedges. Wash the blackberries. Chop the mint, keeping a few whole leaves for decoration. Add the fruits and mint to the couscous just before serving. Toss gently, season with salt and pepper, then garnish with a few mint leaves and serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (260g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




4 g

6 %

Saturated 0.3 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

2 %


0 mg


10 mg

0 %


56 g

19 %


10 g

41 %


18 g


7 g

Vitamin A

6 %

Vitamin C

200 %


8 %


8 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 2 servings
Grain Products: serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Free :
Added Sugar, Cholesterol, Trans Fat
Low :
Saturated Fat, Sodium
Source of :
Calcium, Copper, Iron, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Zinc
Good source of :
Magnesium, Niacin, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin E
Excellent source of :
Fibre, Folacin, Manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin K
Diet-related health claims :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Fruits | Rice/Grain | Desserts | First courses/Appetizers | Salads | Artery-healthy | Halal | Heart-healthy | High Fibre | Kosher | Low Cholesterol | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Vegan | Vegetarian | Buffet | Picnic

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