Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes


Citrusy Couscous Salad With Broccoli and Feta

4 servings


20 minutes

total time


1 small navel orange, half juiced (about 3 tablespoons), half peeled and cut into bite-size pieces (see Tip)

1 lime, juiced (about 1 tablespoon)

2 teaspoons honey

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Kosher salt

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 scallions, thinly sliced

1 red Fresno chile or jalapeño, sliced into thin rounds (deseeded, if desired, for less heat)

1 1/2 cups pearl couscous

1 medium head broccoli (about 12 ounces), florets and tender stems cut into bite-size pieces, or 10 to 12 ounces frozen florets (4 to 5 cups total)

1/2 cup crumbled feta

1/4 cup unsalted, dry roasted pistachios, roughly chopped

1/4 packed cup fresh mint, basil or parsley, finely chopped

Freshly cracked black pepper


To the bottom of a large serving bowl, add the orange juice, lime juice, honey, cumin and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Whisk in the olive oil until the honey is dissolved. Mix in the scallions and half the chile; set aside.

In a large lidded pot over medium-high heat, toast the couscous, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Add 3 cups of water, season with 1 tablespoon salt, cover and bring to a boil. Adjust the heat to maintain an active simmer and cook according to the lower end of the time frame on package’s instructions, usually about 8 minutes. During the last 3 or 4 minutes of cooking (depending on the size of your florets), stir in the broccoli and cook until bright and tender, and the thickest parts are easily pierced with a fork. Drain, shake off excess water, then transfer to the serving bowl.

Mix until the couscous has absorbed most of the dressing. Mix in the feta, pistachios, herbs, orange pieces and the remaining chile, then season to taste with salt and pepper. Eat immediately or let cool and serve at room temperature.


Serving Size




Total Fat

15 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Unsaturated Fat

10 g

Trans Fat

0 g




513 mg

Total Carbohydrate

65 g

Dietary Fiber

7 g

Total Sugars

7 g


16 g

4 servings


20 minutes

total time
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