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Couscous and fruit salad on a white plate

Fruited Couscous Salad

Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword antioxidant, fiber
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups couscous. Prepare as directed on package
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Juice Mixture:

  • 1/2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate defrosted
  • 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp orange peel grated

Fruits:

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries hulled and cut in half
  • 1 fresh peach pitted and cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1 fresh plum pitted and cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup walnut chopped

Instructions

  1. Combine water and salt in 2-quart saucepan. Bring to boil over medium-high heat. Stir in couscous. Cover. Remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Fluff couscous lightly with fork. Place in medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
  3. Combine juice mixture in 2-cup measure. Blend well with whisk.
  4. Add half of juice mixture to couscous. Mix well. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.
  5. Add remaining juice mixture, and fruits to couscous mixture. Toss gently to combine.