Beet & Orange Salad with Israeli Couscous

Ready in just 35 minutes, this satisfying couscous salad gets a punch of color from its beets and orange slices, not to mention it's full of antioxidants and vitamin C.

Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
35 min


  • Olive oil cooking spray

  • 3 medium beets, peeled, trimmed and diced

  • 1 1/3 cups whole-wheat Israeli couscous

  • 2 oranges, peeled and sectioned (about 2 cups)

  • 1 tbsp orange zest

  • 2 tbsp chopped green onion, green part only

  • 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tbsp 100% orange juice

  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

  • Pinch each salt and ground black pepper

  • 4 tsp pine nuts, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Heat oven to 450°F. Spray 1 large roasting pan with cooking spray. Place beets in pan in a single layer. Cover with aluminum foil and cook in oven for 15 minutes. Then, uncover and cook for another 10 minutes, until beets are tender when pierced with a fork; set aside to cool.
  2. While beets are cooling, boil 2 cups water in a medium pot over high heat. Pour in couscous, lower heat to medium and cover. Cook for 12 minutes, then fluff with a fork.
  3. In a large bowl, gently toss beets with oranges and zest, onion, oil, orange juice, vinegar, salt and pepper. To serve, place 3/4 cup couscous on each of 4 plates, top each with 3/4 cup beet mixture and sprinkle with 1 tsp nuts.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 3/4 cups beet citrus salad, 1 tsp pine nuts, 3/4 cup couscous
  • Calories 227
  • Carbohydrate Content 46 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 3 g
  • Fiber Content 9 g
  • Protein Content 7 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 87 mg
  • Sugar Content 11 g