Couscous & Fruit Salad

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Prep Time
15 min.
Total Time
15 min.
Nutrition Profile: Diabetes Appropriate   Healthy Weight   Heart Healthy   High Fiber   Low Calorie   Low Cholesterol   Low Sat Fat   Low Sodium


Try this fruit-and-nut-studded couscous salad alongside grilled salmon or chicken for supper or on its own for a fresh lunchbox treat.


2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil2 tablespoon orange juice

1 tablespoon cider vinegar

2 teaspoons finely chopped shallots

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

2 cups cooked whole-wheat couscous

1 cup chopped nectarine

1 cup mixed fresh berries, such as blueberries and raspberries

2 tablespoon toasted sliced almonds, (see Tip)


Step 1
Whisk oil, orange juice, vinegar, shallots, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add cooked couscous, nectarines, berries and almonds; gently toss to combine.


Tip: To toast sliced almonds, heat a small dry skillet over medium-low heat. Add nuts and cook, stirring, until lightly browned and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes.

Per serving

Calories: 259

Carbohydrates: 40g

Fat: 9g

Protein: 7g

Dietary Fiber: 7g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Monounsaturated Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Potassium: 116mg

Sodium: 146mg

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 2 fat

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

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