Nectarine Couscous Salad


Refreshing whole wheat couscous summer salad.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 cup uncooked whole wheat couscous

  • ½ (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

  • ½ cup finely chopped red bell pepper

  • ½ cup thinly sliced green onions


  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 ½ cups chopped nectarine


  1. Bring 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in couscous gradually until evenly moistened. Remove from heat; fluff with a fork.

  2. Pour couscous into a salad bowl. Let cool, 5 to 10 minutes. Fold in chickpeas, red bell pepper, and green onions.

  3. Whisk lime juice, honey, olive oil, coriander, cumin, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl to make dressing. Drizzle dressing over couscous mixture; stir gently until blended. Arrange nectarine over salad.

Cook's Note:

If making ahead, reserve 1/2 of the dressing to add before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

366 Calories
7g Fat
70g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 366
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 402mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 26%
Dietary Fiber 10g 37%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 34mg 170%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 266mg 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.