Orange and Couscous Salad

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

Fresh-tasting, delicious vegetarian salad! Recipe adapted from Complete Vegetarian Cookbook. I usually use a bit less couscous than called for and throw in a whole can of chickpeas.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop spring onions, bell pepper, and cucumber. Rinse and drain canned chickpeas.
  2. Prepare couscous according to the instructions on the package (I put the couscous in a bowl, cover with boiling water, and leave to soak for about 15 minutes, then stir with a fork).
  3. Add spring onions, bell pepper, cucumber, chickpeas and sultanas, stirring to combine. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  4. Mix dressing ingredients together, pour over couscous mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Using a sharp knife, remove the peel and pith from the oranges. Cut them into segments, removing all the membrane. You can catch any juice in a bowl and stir it through the salad.
  6. Arrange the lettuce leaves on plates, divide the couscous mixture between the plates and arrange the orange segments on top. Garnish with mint and serve.


Most Helpful

This is a great salad! I made 2 servings, added the raisins, and used orange juice instead of extract for the dressing. Next time will have to make all 4 servings as everyone tasted and wanted mine! Thank you stormylee!

lauralie41 June 25, 2006

Excellent salad, and I'm with you, Stormy--lots of chickpeas! My favorite kind of summer meal and so healthy--I used non-fat yogurt which made even healthier!

Chef Kate June 20, 2006

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