Mango Couscous

  • Recipe courtesy of Marcus Samuelsson
Total Time:
25 min
15 min
Inactive Prep:
10 min
4 servings (makes 4 cups)


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 mango, peeled, pitted and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 1 cup)
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds and ribs removed, finely chopped
  • 1 cup couscous, prepared according to package directions
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 ripe tomato, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed small, fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed small, fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • Kosher salt


In large saute pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic, mango cubes, and chopped jalapeno to pan. Saute until the mango begins to color slightly, about 5 minutes. Stir in the remaining tablespoon of olive oil, the cooked couscous, raisins, chopped tomato, lime juice, cilantro, and parsley and toss until heated through. Season the couscous mixture with the salt, to taste. Serve the dish hot or at room temperature.

Cook Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes