Couscous with Orange and Almonds

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
5 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 cups instant couscous
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 orange, peeled, segmented and diced
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 head radicchio, shredded
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Toasted slivered almonds
Directions

Put the couscous in a large bowl, add the 2 cups boiling water, 1 teaspoon salt and orange zest, then cover and let steam for 5 minutes. Remove the cover and fluff with a fork.

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.

Put the radicchio in a bowl, add the remaining dressing and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Transfer the couscous to a large platter, top with the radicchio and garnish with slivered almonds.


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