Saturday, August 29, 2009

Summer Supper :: Pearl Couscous Salad

All Photos by Karen Mordechai
Recipes by 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.


  1. 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.


  2. 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. i'm always on the lookout for a new way to work in couscous - this looks perfect!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. WOW... this looks absolutely delicious!! i can't wait to make it!! :)

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

  8. 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.

  9. oh, and sophie...thank you but no book yet !

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

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