Couscous Salad with 
Virgin Olive Oil

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(Recipe for 4 servings)

150g Couscous

1/2 Lemon

2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil

1 Spring Onion (cut into fine dice)

Salt and Black Pepper (to taste)

Fresh Orange Juice (Boiling Hot) 160 cc

2 tsp freshly grated orange zest   


Put the couscous in a large bowl. pour the hot orange juice over the couscous and immediately cover the bowl with cling film. meanwhile prepare all the other ingredients. Leave the couscous to soften for 10 minutes, then  with a fork stir the couscous to separate the granules. Allow couscous to cool to room temperature, add remaining ingredients and mix. Refrigerate until ready to use. 

      How to serve.

Serve  with a variety of your favorite salads. Goes well with spicy chicken BBQ fish or BBQ lamb. Could also be a excellent component to add to a mezze.

BBQ Top Tips

Prepare the day before, you could add herbs and lemon juice just before you serve if you like. if you really want to taste the orange then keep it simple and just focus on the orange taste. When you heat up the orange juice don't cook it… the second that it comes to the boil (it's done), if you cook it for any length of time the flavour will change.