This fruity salad is an ideal complement to pork.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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

236 calories; protein 5.5g 11% DV; carbohydrates 48.3g 16% DV; fat 3.2g 5% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 45.5mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2014
We love pearl/Israeli couscous this is absolutely delicious and I wouldn't change a thing. I had some chicken broth in the fridge so I replaced part of the water with the broth. For me the fresh mango and the chopped peanuts really brought this alive. Thanks rinabeana for a winner recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/17/2016
This was not a big hit with family. Flavors were okay but not worth making again. Read More
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2014
We love pearl/Israeli couscous this is absolutely delicious and I wouldn't change a thing. I had some chicken broth in the fridge so I replaced part of the water with the broth. For me the fresh mango and the chopped peanuts really brought this alive. Thanks rinabeana for a winner recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2015
Excellent warm sweet salad served with roasted leg of lamb and balsamic glazed asparagus! Yummm! Christmas Dinner for 10 people...doubled the recipe and followed exactly. Perfect! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2015
This is not your grandma's fruit salad! Not only is this delicious it's got surprise value since no one I know expects much flavor from 'fruit salad' beyond what a pile of melons and pineapples can deliver. The pearl couscous adds a wonderful mouth-feel--so much so we're keeping it on-hand in our pantry from now on! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2016
This recipe is a keeper. It has a flavorful fruity taste and gives you the fulfillment of a starch. If you're tired of always making rice and potatoes this is a great variation. I served it with salmon and it was perfect. I didn't have a mango so I used a nectarine instead. Otherwise I followed the recipe as written. Ohio librarian Read More
Rating: 2 stars
07/17/2016
This was not a big hit with family. Flavors were okay but not worth making again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2016
I have made this several times. I absolutely love this my friends and family do too! It's also great served warm. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/11/2016
I did not know if couscous was pre cooked so I put 1&1/2 cups dry couscous into this recipe and very dry. I added more water than the 2 1/2 cups. It then became mushy. Read More