I came up with this recipe after I was no longer able to find my favorite mango salsa couscous in my area. My husband says this recipe tastes like the original. It is very quick and easy to make.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan; stir in couscous, mango, salsa, cumin, and curry powder. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until water is absorbed, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

186 calories; protein 5.1g; carbohydrates 40.2g; fat 0.9g; sodium 313.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2014
This was good but it was missing... something. My guess is salt. I used some fresh mango salsa from a friend (heavy on the mango) and my guess is that there wasn't much salt in it like there would be in commercial salsa. That said it paired quite nicely with macadamia-crusted fish fillets with mango cream sauce! Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2013
The salsa that I had on hand was Summer Fruits which really enhanced the sweetness of the couscous. The cumin was too dominant for us so I would cut that in half the next time. My husband is much more a curry fan than I but I thought the balance of the curry was perfect. Served this as a side dish to a grilled lemon-oregano chicken breast. I love the ease of couscous and will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2014
This was good but it was missing... something. My guess is salt. I used some fresh mango salsa from a friend (heavy on the mango) and my guess is that there wasn't much salt in it like there would be in commercial salsa. That said it paired quite nicely with macadamia-crusted fish fillets with mango cream sauce! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2013
Fruity and spicy easy to make. I liked it. Limited by what I had on hand I used a fresh chopped mango and 2/3 c salsa. Also added a dash of salt. Maybe because I used fresh mango instead of dried it could have used a little sugar or honey. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2013
This was wonderful! My family loved it! The only thing I changed was that I used a fresh mango because that was what I had! I also threw in a handful of currants! Definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2014
I bought some whole wheat couscous on a whim from the clearance rack and I found this while trying to decide what to do with it. Love it! I don't add the mango and drop the water to 1 1/4 to make up for that and serve it with steamed corn. Makes a wonderful meal and leftovers for one! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2017
I love to mix sweet and savory in my cooking. I also normally have mangoes and salsa on hand so this was the perfect way to dress up some couscous to go with my jerk chicken. I used fresh mango which I just stirred in just before serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2020
I made this with salsa labeled harrissa. It was a big hit and a great way to use up dried mango. I had to hydrate the mango so I could cut it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2013
Good recipe. Didn't have mango or curry...just used the salsa cummin and paprika. THANKS. Read More