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Couscous with Mango and Cucumber

  • April 21, 2014
  • 10:42 am
Couscous with Mango and Cucumber

Sweet mangoes combine with Israeli couscous in this summery salad. The key here is balance, with each ingredient contributing a part but not overwhelming the others. Israeli couscous is sometimes called “pearl couscous” or “giant pasta pearls.”

YIELD 8 servings
PREP 10 mins
COOK 30 mins

Ingredients:

2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
1/2 cup water
1 (6.3-ounce box) Israeli couscous (such as Casbah)
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 cups chopped mango
2 cups chopped English cucumber, unpeeled
1 cup chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons honey
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper

Instructions:

1. Combine broth and water in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Add couscous; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is absorbed and couscous is al dente. Remove from heat and place into a mixing bowl. Stir in 1 tablespoon olive oil to prevent grains from sticking. Let cool.
2. Add mango, cucumber and cilantro; toss well.
3. Whisk together honey, lime juice, remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt and pepper. Pour over couscous; mix well.

Per serving: 160 Calories, 3.5g Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 140mg Sodium, 30g Carbohydrate, 2g Fiber, 4g Protein

This recipe is by Jan Karetnick and originally appeared as Israeli Couscous with Mango and Cucumber on relish.com with photography by Mark Boughton and styling by Teresa Blackburn.

For more couscous salads on relish.com, check out the following:

Mediterranean Bowl of Giant Couscous
Pesto Shrimp with Couscous
Couscous and Chicken Salad

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2:57PM PDT on Jul 20, 2014

I believe that is the best couscous recipe I have ever seen.

1:58AM PDT on May 2, 2014

Thank you :)

12:18PM PDT on Apr 28, 2014

I have all of these ingredients on hand. Thanks!

10:01AM PDT on Apr 26, 2014

Thank you

5:28AM PDT on Apr 24, 2014

Yummy. Yes please.

8:51AM PDT on Apr 23, 2014

Thank you, sounds good.

8:32AM PDT on Apr 23, 2014

Sounds good. I will be giving this a try.

5:24AM PDT on Apr 23, 2014

Thanks

5:02AM PDT on Apr 23, 2014

Thanks.

9:17PM PDT on Apr 22, 2014

Anything with mango has my vote.

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