Fruity Couscous Salad


To boost flavor and nutrition, prepare the whole-grain couscous with dried fruit and substitute orange juice for cooking instead of water.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 ⅓ cups dry couscous

  • 2 cups boiling water

  • cup sweetened dried cranberries

  • cup slivered almonds

  • ½ cup packed dried apricots, chopped

  • 3 medium scallions, thinly sliced with greens

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place couscous in a bowl and pour boiling water over top. Gently stir, then cover and let sit for 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, place cranberries in a glass liquid measure and add water to cover. Microwave on high for 1 minute; drain.

  3. Add cranberries to the couscous, along with almonds, apricots, scallions, cumin, salt, and pepper. Toss well to combine. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Editor's Note:

Copyright 2004 Jean Carper. Printed first in USA WEEKEND. All rights reserved.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

218 Calories
5g Fat
38g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 218
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 223mg 5%

* 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.

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