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Give this delicious fruit salad a try to get ½ cup fruits/vegetables per serving.

Approximate preparation time: 20 minutes




  • 2 cups water
  • 1½ cups couscous, whole wheat
  • ¾ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 16-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup canned mandarin oranges, drained
  • ½ cup chopped red onions
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • red leaf lettuce, 8 medium leaves


Dressing Ingredients

  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives


  1. In a 1-quart saucepan over high heat, bring the water to a boil.
  2. Add the couscous, turmeric and pepper. Remove from the heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes, or until the couscous is soft. Fluff with a fork. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Stir in the chickpeas, oranges, onions, and raisins.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, oil, orange peel and chives. Pour over the salad and toss to mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  5. Serve on plates lined with lettuce.


Serves 8


Nutrition Facts  
Serving Size: 1  
Servings per Recipe: 8  
Amount per Serving  
Calories: 260  
  % Daily Value *
Total Fat: 5 g  
Saturated Fat: 1 g  
Cholesterol: 0 mg  
Sodium: 40 mg  
Total Carbohydrate: 47 g  
Dietary Fiber: 9 g  
Protein: 12 g  
Vitamin A 25%
Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 6%
Iron 15%

*The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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