Near East Couscous Grapefruit Salad

  • Author: Sprinkles & Sea Salt
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 salads 1x


This Near East Couscous Grapefruit Salad is made with a base of kale and arugula, Near East® Couscous Parmesan , juicy ruby red grapefruit, fresh avocado slices, thinly sliced red onion, chopped walnuts, shaved parmesan, and a warm grapefruit honey vinaigrette. 




1 box Near East® Couscous Parmesan

8 cups chopped kale

1 tbsp olive oil

2 cups baby arugula

1 large red grapefruit, peeled and sliced into bite sized pieces

1 large avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced thin

1/4 cup red onion, sliced thin

2 oz shaved parmesan

2 tbsp chopped walnuts


1/2 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp honey

pinch of salt



Prepare the couscous according to package instructions, set aside

Add the kale and 1 tbsp olive oil to a large salad bowl

Using clean hands, massage the kale with your fingers until is softens and reduces by about half

Add the arugula, toss to combine with the kale

Add the grapefruit, avocado and red onion slices, toss

Add the prepared couscous, toss

Top with the shaved parmesan and walnuts, toss


Add the grapefruit juice, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, honey and salt to a small, heavy bottomed sauce pan

Put the pan on the stovetop over medium heat

Whisking, bring to a low boil

Reduce to low and simmer for 5 minutes

Pour the warm dressing over the salad and serve immediately*


*If you prefer you may prepare the couscous and dressing ahead of time and serve the salad chilled

  • Category: salad

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