Orange-Pineapple Couscous

Orange-pineapple Couscous Recipe

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This makes a great side dish to barbecue meats or for a picnic. Recipe is from one of my old Junior League cookbooks.


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15 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 can(s)
    11-oz. can mandarin oranges, liquid reserved
  • 2 1/4 c
    orange juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 box
    10-oz. box couscous
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp
    fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 c
    fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh basil, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp
    green onions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1 can(s)
    15 1/4 oz. can pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1/3 c
    toasted pine nuts

How to Make Orange-Pineapple Couscous


  1. Add enough orange juice to the mandarin orange juice to make 2 1/4 cups liquid. Bring the juices and cumin to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat and add couscous. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Pour into a large bowl and let cool.
  2. Combine oil, soy sauce and lime juice. Stir into couscouls mixture. Add in mandarin oranges, cilantro, basil, green onions, ginger and pineapple. Sprinkle with pine nuts.

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About Orange-Pineapple Couscous

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Diabetic, Low Fat, Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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