Balsamic with Orange Couscous Salad

Balsamic with Orange Couscous Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 cups instant regular or whole wheat couscous
  • 1 3/4 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup hot orange juice
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced on the bias
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp. finely grated orange peel
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil or flax oil

Make It

  1. Place couscous in a large bowl. Pour in hot water and juice. Cover tightly and let stand for 5 min. Fluff with a fork and let cool for 10 min.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare vegetables and add to couscous mixture.
  3. In a small bowl stir balsamic vinegar with orange peel, garlic, salt and pepper.
  4. Whisk in olive or flax oil and then drizzle over couscous mixture. Toss to combine.
  5. Taste salad and adjust seasoning just before serving.
  6. Makes 16 servings

-Julie Ellis

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