Couscous with Orange and Almonds

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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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


  1. 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.
  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. Transfer the couscous to a large platter, top with the radicchio and garnish with slivered almonds.
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