Orange-pineapple Couscous Recipe

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Orange-Pineapple Couscous

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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


1Add 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.
2Combine 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.

About this Recipe

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