Fruity Couscous Salad

Christine Whisenhunt


This is another dish I came up with for the Thanksgiving orange side dish contest. I was trying to think of something I could do with couscous and this is what I ended up with. Hope you enjoy!

Note: Photo borrowed from internet. This was as close as I could get. It will have to do for now.


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20 Min
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2 c
1 small
can mandarin oranges
1/2 c
1 large
apple, granny smith, diced
1 c
yam, diced and cooked and chilled
1/2 c
nuts, chopped
1 c
raspberry vinaigrette
1 Tbsp
orange honey
1 tsp
mint, chopped fine

How to Make Fruity Couscous Salad


  • 1Cook couscous according to package directions and set aside to cool. Chop and cook yam and chill (see below). Chop apple and nuts. In a seperate bowl combine vinaigrette, honey and mint; set aside. Mix couscous, fruit and nuts together. Pour vinaigrette mixture over and toss to coat well. You may not need all the vinaigrette.
  • 2Note: If you have not had cold yams, they have an amazing flavor. I love them in salads of all kinds. I have found the easiest way to cook them for this use is to dice/chop them to the desired size and then place them in a dish with a little water and microwave them until they are tender. Drain as soon as finished cooking and chill. I would recommend this preparation for this, as it is fast and easy and you can do it earlier.

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About Fruity Couscous Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides, Fruit Sides
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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