Savory Mango Couscous

Mangos are a sparkling addition to a savory dish, and are loaded with vitamin C, beta carotene and other related carotenoids. Here they are included in a slightly spicy, very summery, bright mango couscous that can be served warm or cool.

Although mangos aren’t a local food for most of us…sometimes you just have to have a little tropical fruit. Try to buy organic mangos, it’s better for the environment. But do know that mangos have one of the lowest pesticide loads according to the Environmental Working Group’s Pesticides in Produce guide—so if organic isn’t available, conventional should be OK.

For a gluten-free version, this dish would work well with quinoa in place of the couscous.


1 cup couscous
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 jalapeño, seeds removed and finely diced (use less according to taste)
1 mango, peeled, pitted and cut into cubes
1 organic tomato, diced
1/2 cup dried cherries or raisins
1/2 teaspoon curry powder (or to taste, some blends are spicier than others)
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup chopped mint
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
salt to taste

1. Follow package directions for couscous and set aside.

2. Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over high heat and add mango and jalapeño. Cook, stirring, for about one minute.

3. Add the couscous to the pan plus the rest of the ingredients, reserving some herbs and pine nuts for garnish, and toss over heat until just heated through.

4. Serve in a bowl sprinkled with remaining cilantro, mint and pine nuts.

Serves 4

By Melissa Breyer, Producer, Care2 Green Living.


Charlene S.
Charla D.4 years ago

For those who dislike cutting mangoes, OXO makes an excellent mango splitter/cutter. You can get it on Amazon and also at some Whole Foods Markets. It really works!

Diane S.
Diane S.4 years ago

Yum !

Robert O.
Robert O.4 years ago

Thanks for the recipe Melissa!

Brenda Towers
Brenda Towers4 years ago


Tim Cheung
Tim C.4 years ago


Lynda Paradis
Lynda Paradis4 years ago

I have always enjoyed this fruit , but hate having to cut it. There is such a waste because of that giant pit and I find I don't buy it very often. I am going to try and include it more often in my diet now.

J.L. A.
JL A.4 years ago


Jennifer C.
Past Member 5 years ago

Yummy! Thanks for sharing.

Kim T.
Past Member 6 years ago

Couscous is one of my FAVORITE grains! This sounds YUMMY! I would also add some shredded or diced chicken to add a little protein. Even some Gorbanzo beans!!!!

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Lynda K.
Lynda K.6 years ago

I love mangos, sounds interesting, going to try this out tomorrow