Giant Couscous with Cucumber, Mint, and Mandarin Olive Oil

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Giant Couscous with Cucumber, Mint, and Mandarin Olive Oil
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
328
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.

 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
26%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Protein
8g
16%
Carbs
36g
12%
Vitamin A
21µg
2%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
4%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
6.6%
Vitamin C
2mg
3%
Vitamin E
2mg
10%
Vitamin K
18µg
23%
Calcium
90mg
9%
Fiber
2g
10%
Folate (food)
18µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
18µg
4%
Iron
0.8mg
4.6%
Magnesium
30mg
7%
Monounsaturated
11g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
9%
Phosphorus
136mg
19%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
170mg
5%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
10.2%
Sodium
136mg
6%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
7.2%
Zinc
0.9mg
5.9%