Although the most recurrent are those that are prepared with a base of green leaves or fresh tomatoes, the universe of salads gives for much more and a good example of this is this salad of couscous, broccoli, and orange vinaigrette.
It hardly takes time and the effort is minimal, so we encourage you to vary your repertoire and give this couscous salad, broccoli, and orange vinaigrette a chance. The combination of ingredients is magnificent and the orange touch feels great to the whole. We love to eat it fresh from the fridge, having allowed it to rest for a while, but fresh and warm is also tremendous. You decide how to enjoy it.
For 4 people
- Couscous200 g
- Water or vegetable stock180 ml
- Modena Vinegar30 ml
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Ground black pepper
- Peeled hazelnuts50 g
- Flat pita bread to accompany (optional)
How to make couscous, broccoli and orange vinaigrette salad
- Total time25 m
- Elaboration15 m
- 10 m cooking
We boil the water with a little salt, add the couscous, mix gently, remove from heat and cover with plastic wrap. Let it hydrate for a minimum of 10 minutes. Grate the orange peel on top and scratch with the tips of a fork to separate the grains. We reserve.
Cut the broccoli into small pieces, trunk included, and sauté it in a pan with a little extra virgin olive oil for three or four minutes. Prepare the vinaigrette by mixing the vinegar, mustard, honey, a couple of tablespoons of orange juice (optional), some ground black pepper and salt. Mix the couscous with broccoli and season.
We can serve immediately, with chopped hazelnuts on top and accompanying pita bread, or let stand in the fridge for a while so that the flavors settle. To taste.
With what to accompany the couscous salad, broccoli, and orange vinaigrette
Depending on when we serve this couscous, broccoli and orange vinaigrette salad, we can accompany it with pita bread. With this, we will have a more consistent lunch or lunch. But if what we want is to be light, better serve alone, without more and enjoy.