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Citrus Confetti Couscous - 50 Servings

Citrus Confetti Couscous - 50 Servings
Citrus Confetti Couscous - 50 Servings
This recipe comes from USDA Healthy Meals Resource System, Produce for Better Health Foundation


3 qt. water

2 ½ qt. whole-wheat couscous

2 Tbsp. turmeric

2 tsp. ground black pepper

6 ½ lb. canned chickpeas, drained

48 oz. canned Mandarin oranges, drained

3 ½ c. red onion, diced small

1 qt. raisins

⅓ c. orange zest, minced

1 ½ c. lemon juice

⅔ c. olive oil

2 Tbsp. dried chives


In a large saucepan heat water to a boil. Add couscous, turmeric, and black pepper and cover. Turn off heat and let sit covered for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and let sit. In a large bowl combine chickpeas, oranges, onion, and raisins. In a separate bowl whisk together orange zest, lemon juice, olive oil, and chives. Pour dressing over chickpeas mixture in bowl. Once mixed, fold in the cooled couscous. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

Makes 50 servings.

Per serving (1 cup): 311 calories, 5 grams (g) of fat, 60 g carbohydrate, 10 g protein, 8 g fiber and 95 mg sodium.

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