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  • Orange Couscous With Almonds, Raisins, and Mint

This flavorful side dish goes well with chicken, beef, or lamb

Recipe Source: Deliciously Healthy Family Meals
Prep time Cook time Yields Serving Size
10 minutes 20 minutes 4 servings ¾ C couscous
  • 1¼ C low-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 Tbsp raisins

  • 1 C whole-wheat couscous

  • 1 Tbsp fresh mint, rinsed, dried, and chopped (or 1 tsp dried)

  • 1 Tbsp unsalted sliced almonds, toasted

  • 1 medium orange, rinsed, for 1 Tbsp zest (use a grater to take a thin layer of skin off the orange)

2 g
Total fat
0 g
Saturated fat
0 mg
24 mg
4 g
Total fiber
6 g
28 g
118 mg
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    Combine chicken broth and raisins in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat.

  • 2
    Add couscous, and return to a boil. Cover and remove from the heat.

  • 3
    Let the saucepan stand for about 5 minutes, until the couscous has absorbed all of the broth.

  • 4
    Meanwhile, toast almonds in the toaster oven on a foil-lined tray for about 5 minutes, or until golden brown.

  • 5
    Remove the lid and fluff the couscous with a fork. Gently mix in the mint, almonds, and orange zest. Serve immediately.

Chefs in Training This is a great recipe for older children to make themselves.  Younger children can help measure ingredients and zest the orange.

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