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Couscous salad recipe

RECIPE OVERVIEW

This is a super-fast salad, which makes it a go-to salad in my kitchen. I like to eat this as a side with chicken or fish.

Preparation time: 3 minutes

Cooking time: 12 minutes

Ingredients

Serves: 6 people

  • 0 - Black Pepper
    freshly ground
  • 150 g Blue Cheese
  • 500 ml Chicken Stock Cube
    or Vegetable Stock
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 280 g Couscous
  • 1 - Cucumber
    peeled, halved lengthwise, deseeded and diced
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 - Lemon
    zest only
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 80 g Raisins
  • 1 - Red Pepper
    diced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 - Yellow Pepper
    diced
For the dressing
  • 1 - Lemon
    juice only

Method

  1. Place the couscous in a large bowl.
  2. Place the stock, olive oil, salt and spices in a large measuring jug and whisk until combined.
  3. Pour the stock over the couscous and stir to combine. Scatter the raisins over the couscous.
  4. Place a tea towel over the bowl and leave the couscous to cook for 10 minutes or according to the instructions on the package.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the vegetables. Fluff the couscous with a fork. Stir in the vegetables and lemon zest.
  6. Place all of the ingredients for the dressing in a jar with a lid and shake to combine. Pour the dressing over the couscous and toss well.
  7. Scatter the blue cheese over the salad and serve.

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