Orange and Dried Cherry Couscous Salad

This is a light, colorful and fresh salad for winter citrus. Whether eaten by itself, as a side with salmon or over top arugula, you can't go wrong! PREP TIME: 5 mins COOK TIME: 12 mins TOTAL TIME: 17 mins
By | January 24, 2017

Preparation

Cook couscous according to package directions.

In a bowl combine couscous, chopped cherries, diced oranges and diced cucumbers. Add in half of the almonds, chives and goat cheese.

In a mason jar, combine all ingredients for vinaigrette dressing. Shake to incorporate. Pour desired amount of dressing over salad. Save leftover dressing for another salad!

Toss salad and top with extra crumbled goat cheese, slivered almonds and remaining chives.

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Ingredients

For the Salad
  • 1 cup Israeli couscous, cooked according to package directions
  • ½ cup Graceland Fruits dried cherries, chopped
  • 1 cup skinned and diced navel or Cara Cara oranges (about 2–3 oranges)
  • 1 cup diced Persian cucumbers
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced chive
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
For the vinaigrette
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ an orange, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
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