Festive couscous with mandarin oranges

Festive couscous with mandarin oranges

This couscous salad is ideal for birthdays, parties and dinner with friends thanks to the delicious mandarins that will add a festive touch to your meal!

4 - 6
20 min
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1 1/ 2 c water

1/2 cup Del Monte mandarin syrup

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 c couscous

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp old fashioned mustard

19 oz (540 ml) Del Monte mandarin oranges (without syrup), halved

1 clove garlic, chopped

1/4 c fresh parsley, chopped

1 peeled cucumber seeded and chopped

2 stalks celery, finely chopped

19 oz (540 ml) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

Salt and pepper


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the water, mandarin orange syrup and olive oil to a boil. Remove from heat and add couscous. Stir, cover and leave to absorb liquid for 5 minutes. Stir well with a fork, cover again and let cool 30 minutes at room temperature.
  2. In the meantime, place the remaining ingredients in a salad bowl.
  3. Add the cooled couscous to the preparation and mix well. Season with salt and pepper.