Couscous

 

There is a deli just around the corner from us that makes a delicious Orange Couscous salad. I would probably eat it every day if I could. Tonight, as I was staring into the cupboard thinking "what's for dinner" I saw the Couscous and thought I could go some Orange Couscous.... dinner is sorted!! It was absolutely delicous and with the addition of mint, it brought it up to a whole new level.

 

Ingredients:

For the Couscous: 

1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice (approx 4 oranges)

2 cups Couscous

1/2 cup water

1 cup Cashews

1 cup Raisins

2-3 Spring Onions, chopped finely

1 Capsicum, diced

 

For the Dressing: 

1 cup orange juice (approx 2 oranges)

2 tbs water (or Olive oil if you prefer)

4 tbs White Wine Vinegar

1 tbs Raw Honey or Pure Maple Syrup

1 tsp Onion Powder

2 tbs freshly chopped mint

 

Method:

 

1. Place the 1 1/2 cups of Orange juice and Water into a saucepan and bring to the boil.

2. Once boiling, remove from the heat, add the Couscous and give a quick stir. Add the lid and allow to sit for 5 minutes.

3. Fluff the Couscous with a fork and place into the fridge to cool.

4. To prepare the Dressing add the Orange juice, Water, White Wine Vinegar, Honey (or Maple Syrup), Onion powder and mint into a jar and shake well.

5. Place the cooled Couscous, salad dressing, Cashews, Raisins, Spring Onions and Capsicum into a bowl and mix thoroughly. 

6. Place back into the fridge to completely cool down and serve.