A simple, yet addictive couscous salad that combines the sweetness of mint with other spices and vegetables.
Remove the cover, separate the couscous granules by running a fork over and through them. If necessary break up clumps with your (clean) hands. Set the couscous aside in a large bowl.
First add the diced vegetables and mix them into the couscous, then the parsley, mint, scallions, and chopped nuts and mix again, gently but well.
Heat the orange juice (with water if necessary) until it is warm but not simmering (microwaving is simple and quick), then add the currants or chopped raisins and let them soak until they have absorbed most of the liquid. Add the fruit and liquid to the couscous and mix.