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170
Calories 
39g
Carbs 
0g
Fat 
4g
Protein 
4
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(4 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

I have been really digging couscous lately. Between the fluffy texture, easy and quick preparation, and it’s ability to pair well with so many dishes, it s quickly moving up the line as one of my favorite sides. It pairs especially nice with fruit in my opinion and I love the combination of cranberries, oranges, and a touch of ginger in this recipe. It can be eaten hot or cold and will keep for a few days in the fridge. I like to wrap the leftovers up in lettuce leaves and add some leftover chicken or shrimp.

Prep Time

Cranberry Orange Couscous

6
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

6
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1.75 cups water
  • 1 U orange
  • 1 cup Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), canned, juice pack, drained
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup green onions, sliced
  • 2 tbsp. cilantro (or parsley)
  • Salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
2/3-3/4 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170
Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 9mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate 39g
13%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Sugars 14g
Protein 4g

Directions

  1. Zest the orange. Bring water, juice from the orange, and zest from the orange to a boil. Add the couscous and turn off the heat. Cover and let sit for 10-15 minutes until fluffy.
  2. When the couscous is ready, stir in the remaining ingredients. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. If you want the orange flavor to be more subtle, use less orange zest.
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Notes

Optional: add 1-2 tsp. fresh ginger, grated.

Cranberry Orange Couscous
† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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