Orange Couscous Salad

Photo: Rick Lew; Styling: Ana Kelley

Orange couscous salad is such a fresh dish with so many bright and bold flavors like mint, red onion, cucumber and orange. Serve chilled for best results.

Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings
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Recipe Time

Prep Time:
Chill: 1 Hour


Ingredients

  • 1 (10-ounce) box plain couscous
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped (about 1/4 cup)
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup golden raisins, currants, or chopped dates

Preparation

  1. 1. Pour couscous into a large bowl, and stir in 1 cup boiling water. Cover with plastic wrap, and let steam 5 minutes or until couscous is tender. Fluff with a fork, and stir in oil and next 3 ingredients. Let cool slightly.
  2. 2. Zest both oranges; juice one. Peel second orange, and chop. Add zest, juice, and chopped orange to couscous mixture. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and chill 1 hour or up to 2 days. Add more oil, salt, or pepper if desired before serving.
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