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  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups papaya (cubed)
  • 1 1/2 cups Israeli couscous
  • 1 cup cucumber (seeded and diced)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil (slivered)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves (slivered )

Couscous Salad with Papaya

Elisa Bosley | Delicious Living
  • Serves: 4 people
  • Calories per serving: 303

Israeli, or moghrabieh, couscous grains are about the size of peppercorns. This vegetarian salad is a snap to put together.


  1. Whisk together oil, orange juice, and rice vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
  2. In a medium suacepan, bring water to boil; add couscous and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook 2-3 minutes, until tender. Drain and rinse under cold water until cool.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix papaya, cucumber, and herbs. Gently stir in couscous and dressing.

PER SERVING: 303 cal, 8g fat (5g mono, 2g poly, 1g sat), 0mg chol, 7g protein, 51g carb, 1g fiber, 2mg sodium


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