Citrus & Mint Couscous

Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes
Citrus & Mint Couscous


  • 1 1/2 cup organic couscous
    or Eden Quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 pinch Eden Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup Eden Garbanzo Beans, drained
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, lightly dry pan roasted
  • 1/4 cup Turkish apricots, coarsely chopped
    or 1/4 cup Eden Dried Apricots simmered in 1/2 cup Eden Apple Juice until just tender, about 7 to 10 minutes
  • 1/2 cup Eden Dried Wild Blueberries
    or Eden Dried Cranberries
  • 1 small cucumber, seeded, quartered and sliced
  • 1/2 cup scallions, finely chopped
  • 2 whole red radishes, cut in quarters and slice thin
  • 2 Tbsp Eden Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Eden Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped fine


Place the orange juice and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir in the couscous, bring to a boil, cover and turn off the flame. Allow the couscous to sit and steam for about 5 minutes with the cover on.

Place the garbanzo beans, pine nuts, apricots, blueberries or cranberries, cucumber, scallion and red radish in a mixing bowl. Combine the vinegar, oil, lemon juice, 1/4 cup orange juice and mint in a jar. Cover and shake to mix.

When the couscous is done, fluff to cool and place in the mixing bowl with the garbanzo beans and vegetables. Pour the dressing over and toss to evenly mix. Place in a serving bowl.

NOTE: Eden Quinoa can be substituted for couscous, but the cooking time will be increased. When the juice comes to a boil, add the quinoa and salt. Cover, bring to a boil and simmer on low for 12 minutes. When done, toss to cool and fluff. Combine with all other ingredients and dressing as directed in the recipe. If Eden dried fruit is not available, organic currants or raisins can be substituted.

Nutritional Information

Per serving - 525 calories, 13 g fat (22% calories from fat), 14 g protein, 90 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium

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