Couscous with orange and almonds

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time5 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
400g instant couscous
500ml boiling water
1 tsp salt, plus more for seasoning
1 tsp finely grated orange zest
30ml fresh orange juice
30ml red wine vinegar
60ml extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 orange, peeled, segmented and diced
3 tbsps finely chopped fresh mint leaves
3 tbsps finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 head radicchio, shredded
Freshly ground black pepper
Toasted slivered almonds
1) Put the couscous in a large bowl, add the 500ml boiling water, 1 tsp salt and orange zest, then cover and let steam for 5 minutes. Remove the cover and fluff with a fork.

2) Whisk together the orange juice, vinegar and olive oil in a small bowl. Add half of the dressing to the couscous along with the onion, orange, mint and parsley and gently combine with a fork.

3) Put the radicchio in a bowl, add the remaining dressing and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

4) Transfer the couscous to a large platter, top with the radicchio and garnish with slivered almonds; serve.

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