Friday, 8 June 2012

Couscous Salad

I thought I have blogged this before and was quite surprised not to see it in the index of this blog. The current warm weather has prompted me to remember this keeper of a recipe as a great accompaniment to barbecued meats. It's very easy to assemble. Once you've done some of the simple preps all you do is toss it together. has the recipe that I adapted this from.

Couscous Salad

200 g  couscous
200 ml  chicken stock
1 cup diced and seeded cucumber
2 tomatoes - seeded and diced
1 yellow bell pepper - seeded and diced
2 Tbsp chopped red onion
2 Tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp hummus (optional)
sea salt
freshly grated black pepper

  1. Combine the chicken stock and 1 Tbsp of olive oil in a saucepan and bring to just boiling point.
  2. Immediately pour over the couscous in a heatproof bowl. Cover and let steep for 10 minutes.
  3. Fluff couscous and season with salt and pepper. Let cool completely.
  4. Combine the remaining olive oil, lemon juice and hummus in a bowl and set aside.
  5. Toss and mix all the remaining ingredients with the couscous.
  6. Add the olive oil dressing and stir well to combine.

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