Giant Couscous with Cucumber, Mint, and Mandarin Olive Oil

Giant Couscous with Cucumber, Mint, and Mandarin Olive Oil
By
Staff Writer
Nudo
Mint and Cucumber Couscous Salad

Nudo's unique mandarin-flavored olive oil adds a new and exciting flavor to an easy summer couscous salad. To learn more about Nudo's products and where to buy them, visit their website.

4
Servings
203
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup mandarin olive oil, preferably Nudo
  • 1 Cup Israeli couscous
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 2 Ounces Feta cheese
  • 6 stalks mint

Directions

Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a pan over medium heat and lightly fry the couscous until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Add a cup of cold water to the pan and stir. Once all of the water has been absorbed, add more water, ½ cup at a time, until the couscous is cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Cut the ends off the cucumber and halve lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds of each half with a spoon. Peel the skin off of one half  and cut each halves into ¼-inch pieces. Cube the feta cheese into ¼-inch pieces as well.

Remove the mint leaves from the stalks and tear them into small pieces. Add the mint, feta, and cucumber to the couscous. Add 3 tablespoons of mandarin olive oil, season with salt and pepper, toss, and serve chilled.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
23%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
12g
9%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
18µg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
9µg
10%
Calcium, Ca
73mg
7%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
12µg
3%
Magnesium, Mg
7mg
2%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
58mg
8%
Selenium, Se
16µg
29%
Sodium, Na
131mg
9%
Water
44g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Couscous Shopping Tip

Look for whole wheat couscous for a healthier alternative.

Couscous Cooking Tip

For added flavor, heat cous cous in chicken stock or saute some carrot and onion in butter before adding water.