Couscous Fruit Salad


This fruity salad is an ideal complement to pork.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 servings


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil, or as needed

  • 5 green onions, white parts only, chopped, or more to taste

  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 2 ¼ cups water

  • 6 dates, pitted and chopped

  • ½ (6 ounce) package sweetened dried cranberries (such as Craisins®)

  • ½ cup golden raisins

  • ¼ cup shelled peanuts

  • 1 ½ cups pearl (Israeli) couscous

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro, or more to taste

  • 1 mango, peeled and chopped


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; saute onion and garlic until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add water to onion mixture and bring to a boil.

  2. Stir dates, cranberries, raisins, and peanuts into onion mixture and bring to a boil again. Add couscous and cilantro to dried fruit-onion mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover skillet, and simmer until water is mostly absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes.

  3. Stir mango into couscous mixture, return cover, and simmer until all the water is absorbed and couscous is tender, about 5 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

236 Calories
3g Fat
48g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 236
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 46mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 261mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.