Spinach and Fruit Couscous Salad

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Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizers, Main Course, Salad Dressings, Salads
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 794.06 kcal


  • Stove



  • 1 cup couscous uncooked
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper cracked


  • 1/4 cup orange juice fresh squeezed
  • 2 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp agave nectar


  • 1 orange segmented
  • 2 cup spinach chopped, or baby
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely diced
  • 2 tbsp mint fresh, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds toasted
  • 6 oz dates pitted, roughly chopped


  • Prepare the couscous, in a dry skillet with a lid, toast the couscous over medium heat until golden brown for about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, pour in the water and cover. Set aside for 5 minutes. Uncover, and sprinkle in the salt and pepper. Fluff with a fork.
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together all the dressing ingredients.
  • Mix together the couscous, orange slices, spinach, red onion, mint, pumpkin seeds, and dates. Separate the mix into two bowls and drizzle with the dressing depending on taste. Serve immediately and enjoy!


ALERT!!!! This recipe should only be used by people on the 2000 calorie plan, and by those that are just eating a plant-based diet, and not on a weight-loss plan.

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Nutrition with Essential Amino Acids

Nutrition Facts
Spinach and Fruit Couscous Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 794.06 Calories from Fat 150
% Daily Value*
Fat 16.71g26%
Saturated Fat 2.6g16%
Sodium 992.91mg43%
Potassium 1258.69mg36%
Carbohydrates 152.48g51%
Fiber 13.85g58%
Sugar 68.8g76%
Protein 19.85g40%
Vitamin A 3154.8IU63%
Vitamin B1 0.28mg19%
Vitamin B2 0.28mg16%
Vitamin B3 5.56mg28%
Vitamin B5 2.01mg20%
Vitamin B6 0.49mg25%
Vitamin C 61.15mg74%
Vitamin E 1.87mg12%
Vitamin K 152.13µg145%
Calcium 149.13mg15%
Copper 0.79mg40%
Folate 128.33µg32%
Iron 4.14mg23%
Manganese 1.24mg62%
Magnesium 217.78mg54%
Phosphorus 444.17mg44%
Selenium 2.5µg4%
Zinc 2.71mg18%
Ess-Methionine 216.38mg
Ess-Tryptophan 165.63mg
Ess-Threonine 376.51mg
Ess-Phenylalanine 639.77mg
Ess-Arginine 563.66mg
Ess-Lysine 434.77mg
Ess-Leucine 910.02mg
Ess-Isoleucine 528.01mg
Ess-Histidine 280.33mg
Ess-Valine 603.89mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Some amino acids levels are estimated, some product manufacturers do not supply amino acid values. The value source usda.gov.

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