Thursday, 17 February 2011

Warning! A tasty and easy salad - don't be put off by the cous-cous!

Quick & Simple Couscous Salad

Serves 2



200g       Couscous

350mls    Light Chicken or vegetable Stock

200g       Roasted tomatoes and their oil

10cm      Cucumber piece                Diced

4            Spring Onions                   Finely sliced

25g         Fresh mint leaves              Roughly Chopped

2tbs        Lemon Juice

60mls      Olive Oil (as a top up)

100-120g  Soft Cheese (goats, feta etc)





1.    Place cherry tomatoes of choice in a roasting tray along with a tablespoon of olive oil and cook for 15 minutes on 180 degrees

2.    Meanwhile prepare the cucumber, spring onions and mint.

3.    Now, put the Couscous in a large bowl and season well.

Add a splash of the olive oil from the roasted tomatoes and then the hot stock.

Stir and leave to cool completely, fluffing up now and then with a fork

4.    Add the cucumber, spring onions, mint and lemon juice to the couscous.

5.    Add the tomatoes with their oil, topping up with extra olive oil (1 tablespoon maximum) if there is not enough tomato oil. Stir gently but well.

6.    Lastly add the cheese.

7.    Either serve 2 or use as two portions. Will keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

Grant Roberts

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