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Active time
10 minutes
Total time
20 minutes
6 servings
Serving Size
1/6 of recipe

Citrus Dressing
Juice of 1 large orange

Juide of 1 small lemon

½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

½ teaspoon turmeric

¼ teaspoon coarse salt

1 cup whole wheat couscous, dry

2 medium tomatoes, rinsed and diced

3 bell peppers, any color, finely diced

1 (12-ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained

1 (15.5-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

½ cup fresh basil, rinsed and chopped

1 tablespoon roasted, unsalted sunflower seeds


1. Place all the Citrus Dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to blend well.

2. Place the dry couscous in a large bowl, pour the dressing over it and stir well once; set it aside, uncovered, and do not stir again for 10 minutes. 

3. Place all the remaining ingredients on top of the couscous and gently stir. 

4. Sprinkle with the sunflower seeds, and serve room temperature or chilled. 


Calories: 470
Total Fat: 24g
Saturated Fat: 3g
Sodium: 460mg
Carbohydrate: 54g
Fiber: 12g
Sugar: 10g (Added Sugar: 0g)
Protein: 13g

Yield: 6 servings

Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe

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