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Tonight, have this healthy Mango Couscous salad with nuts and seeds

We all know couscous is nutritious; and if you get mangoes into the picture, it gets all the more interesting.

Written by Sangeeta Khanna | New Delhi | Published: May 11, 2016 6:19:10 pm
It's the season of mangoes! Add them to your couscous salad. (Photo: Sangeeta Khanna) It’s the season of mangoes! Add them to your couscous salad. (Photo: Sangeeta Khanna)

Couscous is whole grain based, and its texture is great for fruity or herb-based salads. We are making couscous salad with mango, because we want more excuses to eat mangoes every day.

1 cup- Couscous
1 cup- Hot water
1 tsp- Butter
3.4 tsp- Salt
2 tsp- Lime juice
2 cups- Cubed mangoes (preferably sweet and tart)
3/4 cup coarsely grated- Fresh coconut
3 tbsp- Chopped almonds
2 tbsp- Sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds
2 tsp- Red chili flakes
1/2 cup- Finely diced red onions
1 cup- Finely chopped mint leaves

* Mix butter, salt and lime juice to the hot water, dissolve well and pour over couscous in a wide bowl. Cover and let it soak for 10 minutes. Fluff up with a fork when it cools. Keep aside.

* Mix the mango cubes, onions, mint, chili flakes and the chopped almonds and sunflower seeds together. Toss to mix well.

* Mix the mango mixture with the couscous and fold in the grated coconut or the tender coconut chips. Adjust seasoning and serve on a large platter. Sprinkle some more coconut chips and chopped mint over it to garnish.

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