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Orange-Scented Couscous With Moroccan Dressing

Orange-Scented Couscous With Moroccan Dressing

Southern Living JULY 2007

  • Yield: Makes 8 servings
  • Cook time: 10 Minutes
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes
  • Steep: 5 Minutes
  • Stand: 5 Minutes


  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 4 regular-size orange-flavored tea bags
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


1. Heat 1/4 cup slivered almonds in a small nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, stirring often, 2 to 4 minutes or until toasted.

2. Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan; add tea bags, and remove from heat. Cover and steep 5 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags, without squeezing. Stir in butter and salt. Bring tea mixture to a boil; stir in couscous. Cover and cook 2 more minutes or until liquid is absorbed; remove from heat. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes.

3. Fluff couscous with a fork, and stir in almonds, raisins, and Moroccan Dressing until well blended.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Fantastic World Foods Organic Whole Wheat Couscous.

Note: Nutritional analysis includes dressing.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 308
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 10.8g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2g
  • Protein: 7.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 49.6g
  • Fiber: 6.5g
  • Cholesterol: 4mg
  • Iron: 1.9mg
  • Sodium: 308mg
  • Calcium: 35mg

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