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Orange Couscous Salad

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 4
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Olives, oregano and oranges combine to make a light, fresh dressing for delicate couscous. From Prevention® Healthy Cooking. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

3/4
cup uncooked couscous
2
tablespoons frozen organic orange juice concentrate
1
tablespoon fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1
cup boiling water
1
can (11 1/2 oz) mandarin orange slices, drained
2
green onions, thinly sliced
1/2
cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4
cup pitted and sliced kalamata olives
1
tablespoon olive oil

Steps

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  • 1
    In large bowl, combine couscous, orange juice concentrate, oregano, orange peel, salt and pepper. Stir in water. Cover and let stand 5 minutes or until liquid has been absorbed.
  • 2
    Fluff with fork. Add oranges, green onions, parsley, olives and oil. Toss to coat well. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats from olives may help lower blood cholesterol. But fats are high in calories so keep portions small.

Mad About Macaroni (2001) p. 117

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
Calories from Fat
40
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
Saturated Fat
1/2g
3%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
380mg
16%
Potassium
280mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
3g
14%
Sugars
10g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
80%
80%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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