skinny pineapple cucumber couscous recipe serves 4 low fat low calorie low sodium and vegetarian view from top

I just love couscous! It’s so light, fluffy and yummy! And don’t even get me started on how easy it is to make! I love the juicy flavor that the pineapple and cucumber bring to the dish, and I think you will too! This vegetarian couscous is the perfect side to a chicken or fish dinner, and it is kid-approved…at least from my little man! If you’d like to bulk this dish up to a full blown salad with additional protein, I recommend some grilled shrimp as this flavor pairs perfectly with the fresh pineapple.

Skinny Pineapple Cucumber Couscous

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving size: Almost 1 cup


  • 1 cup couscous, uncooked
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, diced
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 tsp light butter
  • 1 cup cucumbers, diced
  • 1½ Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 cup water, 1 tsp butter, and ¼ tsp salt to a boil.
  2. Add couscous, stirring quickly. Remove saucepan from heat and cover.
  3. Let couscous stand for 4-5 minutes and then fluff with a fork.
  4. Add lime juice, extra virgin olive oil, cayenne pepper, diced cucumber and diced pineapple to couscous.
  5. Using a spoon, gently mix all ingredients together, making sure the couscous is evenly covered.
  6. Add fresh chopped mint to couscous and toss gently to mix. Chill before serving.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving (Almost 1 cup):

Calories: 250

Fat: 6g

Carbohydrates: 43g

Fiber: 3g

Protein: 6g

Sugars: 9g

Sodium: 59mg

Vitamin A: 2%

Vitamin C: 14%

Calcium: 2%

Iron: 5%

WWP+: 7 points