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Mango Sunshine Couscous Bowl

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time12 minsCook Time12 minsTotal Time24 mins

Bowl Ingredients
 1 cup Turmeric Couscous
 ¼ cup Peanuts
 1 Box Butter Lettuce
 1 Mango
 ½ Cucumber
 12 Grape Tomatoes
 1 Orange Bell Pepper
 1 Avocado
 ½ Red Onion, Small
Orange Tahini Dressing
 2 tbsp Tahini
 2 Juice of 2 Mandarin Oranges (Cutie or Halo)
 1 Juice of Large Lemon
 2 tsp Raw Agave
 1 Pinch Garam Masala
 ½ tsp Turmeric
 ½ tsp Chile Powder
 Garlic Powder
 Onion Powder
 Salt & Pepper to Taste

Prepare Couscous according to the package instructions. Generally this involves 1C grain to 1.5C water and a cook time of 8-10 minutes.

If you can't find Turmeric Couscous....just use normal couscous (or whatever grain you like) and add 1/2 TSP turmeric to the water when boiling. CRISIS ADVERTED.


While this cooks, give your mango, nuts and vegies a nice chop! Whatever shape suits your fancy is fine - it ain't that serious, y 'all.


Combine all the remaining ingredients (all the wet stuff and spices EXCEPT the optional red pepper/sriracha) and mix until smooth. Because the blender is a PITA to clean and my whisks always seem to be in the dishwasher, I toss it all into a protein shaker cup and give it a vigorous shake.


The next part is pretty self explanatory. Assemble your bowl! Layer lettuce on the bottom, add a scoop or two of couscous, toss on your veggies and mango, sprinkle on some peanuts and then drizzle with some of that divine dressing.

Tip: After spooning the couscous on, we let the kids add their own veggies, mango and nuts. (Of course, some supervision is required as our Ethan will gladly add the entire family's portion of mango to his own bowl.)

Wing It: For a litle flare at the adult side of the table... Carey and I add the optional sriracha and red chili flake to our bowl. If you don't have kids joining you for the meal, feel free to mix it right into the dressing!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 321
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g22%
Cholesterol 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 44g15%

Dietary Fiber 7g29%
Sugars 16g
Protein 12g24%

Vitamin A 51%
Vitamin C 213%
Calcium 13%
Iron 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.