Prepare the couscous according to package instructions. Cover and let stand for about 10-15 minutes. Once the water is absorbed, fluff with a fork. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
TIP: generally I like my couscous al dente, so as a general rule of thumb, for 1 cup couscous (200 g) I combine with 1 1/4 cups boiling water (310 ml).