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Orange Couscous Salad

Orange Couscous Salad
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 4

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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