Recipe By Laura
Published Dec 15th
Prep 5m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 20m
Servings 4 servings Calories 343.6

A quick and easy side dish that’s sure to impress, this is a refreshing change to plain couscous.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (10 ounce) box uncooked plain couscous
  • 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained and liquid reserved
  • ¼ cup pine nuts, lightly toasted

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Prepare the couscous according to package directions using the drained mandarin orange liquid as part of the specified amount of water. Fluff the couscous, and gently stir in the pine nuts and mandarin oranges. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 343.6
  • Carbohydrate 63.6 g
  • Fat 4.8 g
  • Fiber 4.5 g
  • Protein 11.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.7 g
  • Sodium 11.3 mg
  • Sugar 7.1 g

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  1. I really loved this! I issued the pine nut couscous and added some roasted garlic and herb seasoning and it tasted great!
  2. My BF liked it but I found it bland even though I added a tsp of dried basil to jazz it up. I'll probably make it again but not often.
  3. This is a pretty good dish although a little dry. But then again that's couscous.
  4. I chilled this rather than serving it warm. We liked it although I felt it was a bit bland.
  5. When I first made this recipe I thought the taste of the mandarin orange was too overwelming. However when I heated up the left-overs the next day I added some basil and it seemed to balance out the citrus taste.