Couscous & Cherry Salad

Number of Servings: 4 (306 g)
Active Time: 20 min.
Total Time: 30 min.
Couscous & Cherry Salad

There’s nothing drab about this salad, and nothing too complicated! Full-flavored and easy to throw together, it may just become your new favorite light dinner option. It stores well in the fridge too, making it a smart choice for lunch all week long.


  • 1⅔ cups water
  • 1⅓ cups pearl couscous
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened dried cherries
  • 2 stalks celery, finely diced
  • 3 oz. baby arugula, finely chopped
  • ½ cup walnuts, lightly toasted
  • 3 shallots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 oz. gouda, shredded


  1. Bring the water to a boil. Stir in the couscous, cover and turn down to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Whisk together the orange juice, olive oil, and red wine vinegar. Add the dried cherries and microwave for 2 minutes on high. Let stand for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Drain and reserve the liquid. Whisk to make sure it’s fully emulsified. Stir liquid into the couscous.
  4. Stir in the steeped cherries, celery, arugula, walnuts and sliced shallots. Top with cheese. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 306 g

Amount per serving
Calories 535
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 4.5g 23%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.5g
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 155mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 71g 26%
Dietary Fiber 7.5g 25%
Total Sugars 16g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 6g
Protein 16g
Vitamin D 0.1mcg 0%
Calcium 197.4mg 15%
Iron 2.1mg 10%
Potassium 435mg 10%
Vitamin A 58mcg 6%
Vitamin C 14.1mg 15%
Vitamin E 1.5mg 15%
Vitamin K 34mcg 30%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 5.3mg 30%
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 20%
Folate 71mcg 18%
Vitamin B12 0.2mcg 8%
Biotin 4mcg 15%
Chloride 207.8mg 10%
Pantothenate 1.1mg 20%
Phosphorus 261.9mg 20%
Iodine 1.6mcg 2%
Magnesium 73.6mg 20%
Zinc 1.7mg 20%
Selenium 3.3mcg 6%
Copper 0.4mg 45%
Manganese 1.1mg 50%
Chromium 0.2mcg 0%
Molybdenum 34.5mcg 80%

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


Water, Pearl Couscous (100% Durum Wheat Semolina), Shallots, Dried Cherries, Arugula, Celery, Orange Juice, Walnuts, Gouda Cheese (cultured Pasteurized Milk, Salt, Enzymes, Annatto (coloring)), Olive Oil, Red Wine Vinegar.

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