Grilled Fruit Couscous Salad


Grilling the fruit gives this simple salad bold, smoky flavor.

Grilled Fruit Couscous Salad
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 2 fresh plums, pitted and halved

  • 2 fresh nectarines, pitted and halved

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 ½ cup chicken or vegetable broth

  • 1 cup couscous

  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced

  • 3 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • ¼ teaspoon each salt and ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh mint

  • Roasted, salted pepitas


  1. Brush cut sides of fruit with 1 tablespoon of the oil. Grill, covered, on the rack of a charcoal or gas grill directly over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until fruit is softened and lightly charred. Remove and cut into wedges or chunks.

  2. In a medium saucepan bring broth to boiling. Stir in couscous and green onions; remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork; set aside.

  3. For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine the remaining oil, lime juice, honey, salt, and pepper; cover and shake until combined.

  4. In a large bowl combine the fruit, couscous, cilantro, mint, and dressing; toss to coat. Top with pepitas.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

297 Calories
14g Fat
37g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 297
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 341mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 8.2mg 41%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Potassium 297mg 6%
Folate, total 20.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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