Minted Couscous with Watermelon

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 30 mins
Servings: 6
Best Season: Summer



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  1. Add the water to a small heavy saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat. Stir in the couscous, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, and cover. set aside until the liquid is absorbed about 10 minutes. Fluff the couscous with a fork and transfer to a large serving bowl, spreading and fluffing the grains again. Set aside to cool for about 15 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, zest the limes until you have 2 teaspoons zest. Squeeze the fruit until you have 3 tablespoons of juice. Place the zest and juice in a small screw-top jar and add the olive oil, honey, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Shake vigorously until the dressing is amalgamated.

  3. Once the couscous has cooled, distribute the watermelon, cucumber, and mint across. Drizzle the dressing across and gently toss to combine. Season with pepper to taste.

  4. To finish, toss again, top with the crumbled feta and the mint leaves for garnish, and drizzle with a touch more olive oil.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Servings 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 175kcal
Calories from Fat 8.4kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat g
Saturated Fat 2.8g14%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 10mg4%
Sodium 68mg3%
Potassium 4mg1%
Total Carbohydrate g
Dietary Fiber 2.5g10%
Sugars 4.9g
Protein 5.8g12%

Vitamin A 18 IU
Vitamin C 14 mg
Calcium 10 mg
Iron 6 mg
Vitamin D IU
Vitamin E 6 IU
Vitamin K 9 mcg
Thiamin 11 mg
Riboflavin 8 mg
Niacin 8 mg
Vitamin B6 9 mg
Folate 4 mcg
Vitamin B12 4 mcg
Biotin mcg
Pantothenic Acid mg
Phosphorus 19 mg
Iodine g
Magnesium 12 mmol
Zinc mcg
Selenium mg
Copper mg
Manganese mg
Chromium mcg
Molybdenum mg
Chloride mmol

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


  1. Average cost of recipe per serving: $4.93
  2. Note: The costs are an estimated calculation and are subject to variation depending on the time of year and your location.
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Keywords: whole-wheat couscous, cucumber, mint, watermelon, honey, lime
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