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Mango Couscous

Provided by: Chef Marcus Samuelsson
Served at: Merkato 55

  • Type of Dish: Sides
  • Cuisine: North African
  • Special Requests: Quick and Easy, Vegetarian/Vegan
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1 cup couscous
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 mango, peeled, pitted, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 jalapeño, seeds and ribs removed, finely chopped
1/2 cup raisins
1 ripe tomato, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup loosely packed small cilantro sprigs, chopped
1/4 cup loosely packed small parsley sprigs, chopped


Prepare the couscous according to the package directions. Set aside.

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large sauté pan over high heat. Add the garlic, mango, and jalapeño, and sauté until the mango begins to color lightly. Stir in the remaining oil, the couscous, raisins, tomato, lime juice, cilantro, and parsley, and toss to heat through. Season to taste with salt.

Serve hot or at room temperature.

(Published 2007)