Curry Couscous 'Caviar'

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  • 1/4 Cup  Israeli couscous
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  smoked or regular paprika
  • 1/4 Teaspoon  curry powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon  dried onion powder
  •   Juice from 1 orange
  • package salt-free rice crackers, or matzo crackers
  •   Crème fraîche, or low-sodium Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons  chopped chives

For a healthier version of caviar, try this curry-spiced couscous for a similar look and feel, not to mention a less salty and more creative alternative. 


Place the couscous, cup of water, paprika, curry, and onion powder into a medium-sized pot. Cover the pot and bring to a boil. When the bubbles are rolling, reduce the heat to low, take off the lid, and add the orange juice.

Continue to stir and cook the couscous until all of the liquid has been absorbed and the couscous has a red hue, about 12-15 minutes. Then remove the pot from the heat and set the couscous aside to cool.

When you're ready to serve, assemble the 'caviar.' Spread a teaspoon of the crème fraîche or Greek yogurt on each cracker. Then top with 1-2 teaspoons of the couscous. Give them all a good sprinkling of chives, serve, and enjoy.


Calories per serving:

34 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat, Low Sodium Fat Free, Low Fat Abs, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 1g 1%
  • Carbs 60g 20%
  • Saturated 0g 1%
  • Fiber 8g 31%
  • Sugars 18g
  • Monounsaturated 0g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 8g 16%
  • Sodium 9mg 0%
  • Calcium 98mg 10%
  • Magnesium 49mg 12%
  • Potassium 479mg 14%
  • Iron 1mg 7%
  • Zinc 1mg 5%
  • Phosphorus 125mg 18%
  • Vitamin A 62µg 7%
  • Vitamin C 102mg 169%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 16%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 8%
  • Niacin (B3) 3mg 13%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 10%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 72µg 18%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 4%
  • Vitamin K 14µg 18%
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