I made this recipe to get rid of some of the left over couscous I had in my fridge. I made it almost the exact same as is written, but I added a few other things that I had lying around:
1/4 of a cucumber, diced really small
2 TBSP minced almonds
some whole pine nuts
1 orange, peeled and chopped into small cubes
The orange in particular added a very nice extra kick of citrus.
One thing I will say is that couscous is VERY absorbant. Even when it's fully cooked, it will continue to absorb liquid. So if you're making this ahead of time, I'd recommend keeping the salad components separate from the dressing and mixing them when you serve it.
Yoou may also consider adding a little extra vinegar. I found the recipe as is to be a bit too light, so I added an extra 1 tsp of vinegar.
The great thing about this recipe is that it is SO versatile! I'd imagine that can use pretty much any citrus juice (lemon, lime, orange, etc) for a new taste, or even add some cayenne pepper, trade the couscous for rice or quinoa, etc.
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I made this recipe to get rid of some of the left over couscous I had in my...