Minted Couscous

In a small saucepan, bring 1/2 cup water to a boil.  Remove from heat.  Stir in 1/2 cup couscous; season with coarse salt and freshly ground pepper.  Cover and, off heat, let steam in the pan, 5  minutes.  Add 2 thinly sliced scallions, 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves. 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, and …

Brussels Sprouts Slaw

In a large bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 teaspoons grainy mustard, 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons white-wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon honey and 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil.  Season with coarse salt and freshly ground pepper.  Add 1/2 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed and shredded; 1/2 small head radicchio, cored and thinly sliced; 1/4 cup snipped …

Avocado Citrus Salad

Remove peel and pith from 1/2 grapefruit and 1 small navel orange.  Working over a bowl, cut out grapefruit and orange segments then squeeze juice from membranes.  Place 2 cups baby arugula on a platter and top with 1 ripe sliced avocado, 1 sliced radish and citrus segments with juices,  Drizzle with 1 tablespoon extra-virgin …