This healthy mango couscous is lovely as a healthy snack or as part of the main meal. It is enjoyed cold so is perfect for a picnic or lunch at work. If you like my recipe for Caribbean rice then you are sure to love this too.

Mango couscous
Mango couscous

Enjoy this healthy mango couscous with these meals

This is a perfect accompaniment for stuffed peppers or a veggie burger. You could have it with most things and goes especially well with jerk chicken or a steak.

It’s a great easy meal to take to work as it does not need heating up and can be made a few days in advance. If you want to up the vegetable aspect of it you can add a handful of salad.

stuffed peppers with a cheese topping
Stuffed peppers topped with cheese

Why mango couscous is good for weight loss

This recipe is full of flavour, fruity and sweet but also low in calories and fats so it is great to keep you full when you are losing weight.

If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count the ingredients in this recipe within your allowances. It is of course important to check yourself any plan you follow and remember all nutritional information and ingredients are found in the recipe card below.

Can mango be savoury?

Whilst mango is a sweet fruit and often used in recipes like mango sorbet it can compliment a recipe like this couscous and make a savoury recipe you will love that is perfect for people like me with a sweet tooth! Like other fruits, they go well in salads as the freshness is perfect for summer.

More recipes you may enjoy

If you enjoyed this healthy mango couscous and are looking for more summer recipes then I have a great selection of summer recipes here or this picnic roundup.

Have you tried my vegetable couscous recipe yet or the roasted vegetable couscous? Couscous is pretty healthy so why not take a look?

This is a great recipe for an easy lunch. You can find more lunch ideas here. Fancy 4 weeks of healthy lunches already planned out for you? Check this lunch plan out.

Feta couscous salad
Feta couscous salad
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Mango couscous

Healthy Mango Couscous

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  • Author: JustAverageJen
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Portions 1x
  • Category: Main meal
  • Method: Quick
  • Diet: Low Calorie


This tasty mango couscous is great for all the family to enjoy at a buffet, picnic or to take for your lunch at work.



175g Dry Couscous

200ml Vegetable stock, boiling

Zest and juice of one unwaxed lemon

25g Fresh chopped coriander

1/3 cucumber, diced

1 Red pepper, deseeded and diced

5 Spring onions, chopped

1 Fresh mango peeled and stoned then diced into small chunks


Put the dried couscous into a large mixing bowl and add the vegetable stock. Stir well then set aside to soak for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare all the other ingredients. When the couscous has absorbed the liquid fully add other ingredients to it and gently mix.

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Hi, I’m Jen Mellor; I live in Nottingham, UK. and use my knowledge and experience in weight loss and confidence to help you become your own cheerleader and best friend. I am usually seen wearing colourful leggings and love to wear bright colours. Wear what you love, and be proud of your style and choices!


  1. I’ve tried making couscous before but never managed to get it right. This version is packed with flavours though.

  2. Iam the only one that eats coscos this would be to much for me is there eny way I could cut this down to one

    1. JustAverageJen says:

      I would probably halve the recipe and have it over two meals. Instead of half a mango you could buy a prepared tub to make it easier.

  3. Glen Smith says:

    mmm yummy, I can’t weight to try it (excuse the pun, lol) Thank you for your article, you are an inspiration to us all.

    keep up the great work

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