Fennel, Orange and Couscous Salad

Fennel, Orange and Couscous Salad

Orange Fennel And Couscous salad

It’s not exactly proper salad weather in the UK, but if its relatively warm (15°c+) and it’s not raining, BBQs and salad become compulsory. A salad by definition is just a collection of small pieces of food, served cold. With a little imagination some beautiful dishes can be created with all manner of ingredients.

This salad is just a collection of giant couscous, oranges, baby fennel and would be perfect served with some grilled meats from the BBQ or a simply grilled meat.


  • 1/2, finely chopped Red Onion
  • 125g Giant Couscous
  • 3 Large. Oranges
  • 3-4 pieces Baby Fennel
  • 1 Chicory
  • 2 Tbsp White Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 3 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 10g, finely chopped Dill


  1. Place one of the oranges in a pan, cover with water and boil for 30minutes. Remove, split in half and take out any seeds. Puree the whole thing with the vinegar and honey.
  2. Segment the other two and squeeze the flesh so that the juice goes into the dressing. Season the dressing with salt and pepper and whisk in the olive oil.
  3. Fry the couscous in some oil for 3 minutes. Add 350ml cold water, bring to the boil and then simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave the couscous to absorb the remaining liquid. Once cooled, stir in 3 tbsp of the dressing and set aside.
  4. Slice the remaining vegetables as thinly as possible. Toss together with some dressing, chopped dill and the couscous. Drizzle the remaining dressing over the top.


  1. I heard the weather’s been nice over there. My friends all seem to be bbqing amd enjoying the sunshine.
    It’s finally stopped raining here but that means it’s really hot. I don’t do hot.
    Salad is lovely, I really like couscous salads.

    • Dave Crichton

      I think the usual north/south divides applies when talking about the weather. It was nice for a week, but it was only 9c when I landed yesterday. Hardly BBQ weather.

  2. It’s always salad weather here in Australia and this one would be a real treat. The combination of fennel and orange would really dress up that couscous.

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