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Fruit and Couscous Salad

33 Reviews
75% would make this recipe again

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

Brining : 1 h Preparation : 20 min Cooking : 5 min
280 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Very easy
  • Lactose Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly
  • Artery-healthy
  • Heart-healthy

Ingredients

1/2 cup couscous, whole wheat 80 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
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Method

  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

per 1 Serving (260g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

280

Fat

4 g

6 %

Saturated 0.3 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

2 %

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

10 mg

0 %

Carbohydrate

56 g

19 %

Fibre

10 g

41 %

Sugars

18 g

Protein

7 g

Vitamin A

6 %

Vitamin C

198 %

Calcium

8 %

Iron

7 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 2 servings
Grain Products : 1 ¼ servings
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
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

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 2
Fruits 1 ½
Fats ½

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33 Reviews (32 with rating only ) 75% would make this recipe again
CharlieTrotter
february 02, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Easy, quick, and yummi.

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CharlieTrotter
february 02, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Easy, quick, and yummi.

Useful 1