Summer Supper :: Pearl Couscous Salad


All Photos by Karen Mordechai
Recipes Courtesy of Casey Solomon for Sunday Suppers

Pearl Couscous Salad

2 cups couscous
1 3/4 cups fresh orange juice
juice of one lemon
juice of one lime
splash of white vinegar
splash of olive oil
half a stick of butter melted
salt and freshly ground black pepper

one red onion finely diced
2 roma tomates finely diced
1/2 bunch of parsley (the market variety, not the small bunches from the supermarket)
1/2 bunch of cilantro (as above)
toasted slivered almonds

Combine orange juice, lemon and lime juice, white vinegar, olive oil and butter in a pan on the stove. Season. When this mixture is boiling pour it over the cous cous and mix it through with a fork. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave for ten minutes.
Remove the plastic wrap and separate the grains of cous cous with a fork. Add the red onion, tomato, parsley, cilantro and toasted almonds. Check the seasoning, it may need a bit more olive oil, salt and pepper.

Pearl Couscous Salad

2 cups couscous
1 3/4 cups fresh orange juice
juice of one lemon
juice of one lime
splash of white vinegar
splash of olive oil
half a stick of butter melted
salt and freshly ground black pepper

one red onion finely diced
2 roma tomates finely diced
1/2 bunch of parsley (the market variety, not the small bunches from the supermarket)
1/2 bunch of cilantro (as above)
toasted slivered almonds

Combine orange juice, lemon and lime juice, white vinegar, olive oil and butter in a pan on the stove. Season. When this mixture is boiling pour it over the cous cous and mix it through with a fork. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave for ten minutes.
Remove the plastic wrap and separate the grains of cous cous with a fork. Add the red onion, tomato, parsley, cilantro and toasted almonds. Check the seasoning, it may need a bit more olive oil, salt and pepper.

Recipes Courtesy of Casey Solomon for Sunday Suppers

17 comments
  1. Pictures of Cake . . . says: September 4, 20091:28 pm

    I just wanted to thank the Suppers gang all again for such a wonderful experience. To those readers thinking of taking a class, run, don’t walk! It’s unlike anything else.

    Jess

  2. ds says: September 4, 20094:41 pm

    Does your salad include fresh corn? It certainly looks like it from the photos, but I don’t see it in the recipe. Either way, it looks and sounds delicious.

  3. Emom says: September 4, 20099:36 pm

    Looks scrumptious…
    smiles.

  4. kiss my spatula says: September 5, 20095:15 pm

    i’m always on the lookout for a new way to work in couscous – this looks perfect!

  5. the southern hostess says: September 6, 20095:46 pm

    This looks so wonderful! Yum.

  6. Brooke says: September 6, 200910:35 pm

    Joy and delight. How have I just discovered your lovely, fine, mesmerizing website? It is, perhaps, divine intervention. Don’t you adore meeting kindred spirits on the web? Me, the baker. You the meal maker.

    So glad to find you!

  7. Karen says: September 9, 20099:07 pm

    I just finished making this delicious couscous for a church potluck tonight. OH MY!! It’s amazing. Thank you for the wonderful recipe and I will check back often for more!

  8. pink olive says: September 10, 20095:53 am

    WOW… this looks absolutely delicious!! i can’t wait to make it!! :)

  9. Sophie says: September 11, 20094:11 am

    WOW what an amazing blog!!!!! you must make a cookbook! if you havent already! If you have, where can I find it?

  10. Sunday Suppers says: September 13, 200911:31 pm

    Hi Dave – yes, we found some wonderful fresh corn at the market and added it in, you can add almost any fresh market item to this versatile salad.
    karen, so glad to hear it worked out ! we love hearing that our readers are trying out the recipes.

  11. Sunday Suppers says: September 13, 200911:32 pm

    oh, and sophie…thank you but no book yet !

  12. Bright Smile says: September 14, 20095:32 pm

    I made this last night and it was very delicious! Didn’t have any orange juice on hand, but I threw a little honey in the dressing to make up for the missing sweetness and it turned out well!

  13. birthday girl says: September 30, 20094:26 am

    this recipe looks delicious (and i love how simple it is to prepare). i’m going to try it out on my next book club… thanks. btw, your parties & photos are truly inspiring. i love coming by for the latest.

  14. most affordable host says: May 26, 20102:54 am

    Your pictures are really very good. Same goes with your recipe. I love your blog.

  15. Valerie says: July 27, 20107:09 am

    Digging out the summer recipes and this one looks divine! Thanks for the gorgeous pics!

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  17. Andrea says: August 8, 20131:56 pm

    That’s a great recipe for summer!

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