10-minute couscous salad

10-minute couscous salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

This makes a great lunchbox filler for a day out and is equally good at home from the fridge

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
327
protein
13g
carbs
33g
fat
17g
saturates
5g
fibre
2g
sugar
7g
salt
0.88g

Ingredients

  • 100g couscous
  • 200ml hot low salt vegetable stock (from a cube is fine)
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 red pepper
  • ½ cucumber
  • 50g feta cheese, cubed
  • 2 tbsp pesto
  • 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts

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Method

Tip couscous into a large bowl, pour over stock. Cover, then leave for 10 mins, until fluffy and all the stock has been absorbed. Meanwhile, slice the onions and pepper and dice the cucumber. Add these to the couscous, fork through pesto, crumble in feta, then sprinkle over pine nuts to serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2009

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ErinH-M's picture

This is my all-time favorite salad! I make it in a much larger batch and replace the pine nuts with cashews to save a bit of money, plus I love cashews. When I serve it with grilled chicken, I cook extra chicken and cut it up later and add it to the salad for leftovers. It makes for a quick and easy meal in a bowl. My 1 year-old can't get enough of this salad!

rosy11's picture

Very tasty! I made it with Israeli (pearl) couscous instead which worked well...added a few cherry tomatoes cut in half, extra pine nuts and feta (200g!) and a drizzle of olive oil and lemon at the end. Really delicious!

paulaq's picture

Yum, made this for my 13 year old daughter who loves couscous and will do it for packed school lunch, as an alternative to boring sandwiches now and again. Didn't have the feta and used mild onions as didn't have the spring onion either and it tasted delicious. Great for getting some of those healthy ingredients into a teenager!

pestomash's picture

Easy to make and very tasty. My teenage son he loves his food, but doesn't usually enthuse over it as he did this dish!

rachelmmarsh's picture
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What a fantastic recipe - lovely new spin on couscous

angelab3000's picture

Wow, totally easy to prepare. Very refreshing, and tasty. Will definitely be making again! A xxx

martushka81's picture
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This salad is perfect when you are looking to lose weight. A very light, easy and yummy. Great for busy parents! Next time will try add red chilli and lemon juice.

rmew100's picture
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I absolutely love this recipie and make it every Summer. I have made some modifications over the years - I don't use spring onions and I add some sliced Queen olives as I love the taste of these. It is brilliant as a side dish at a BBQ and a very welcome variation for vegetarians.

abcdefghijord's picture
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I make this most weeks! I add a bit of rocket in too which really complements the couscous.
Such a good recipe to add to fish or chicken. We love it!

qas5saq's picture
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Simple, fast and tasty. Doubled the quantity of Feta.

sniamh's picture
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Love this. Used mint and toasted almonds flakes instead of pinenuts. Great with ciabatta and houmous for supper and loads left for lunchbox.

sashaknits's picture
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Everyone I've made this for has raved about it and my boyfriend insists we have it on a regular basis! As I don't like cheese, we have it without the feta but it's still packed with flavour and texture. I've never made anything so quick and easy that tastes so great!

lisabutcher35's picture
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At last I have found an alternative to my usual cous cous salad. This is sooo tasty and a very nice side dish for our BBQ. I am looking forward to having the leftovers for my lunch tomorrow.

iw974315's picture

Absolutely a hit in the family! I made it today and everybody especially my dad loved it! I didn't have spring onion at the moment so I substituted it with chopped red onion, it worked fine!! Will definitely make it again, what a fresh and healthy summer dish!!

sarahlou0605's picture
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Really easy to do and really tasty. I made it with Quinoa instead of cous cous, as one of our guests was gluten intolerant. It worked really well.

michelledown82's picture
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Very tasty receipe, first time of preparing couscous myself and it has inspired me to try more receipes. The ingredients work really well together!

gardenergirl's picture

I love this recipe now, excellent for lunches.

issyflewaway's picture
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This is so delicious! Full of everything I love, it tastes so nice, I can't wait to have it for lunch tomorrow~!

siubhanmac's picture
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Fantastic ! Had no cucumber in so I replaced it with courgette briefly fried in some garlic infused olive oil also added about 4 sundries tomatoes finely chopped - a winter version ! . Everyone loved this - will make it again soon !

toot-toot's picture
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I could eat this all the time, it's so good. A friend made it for a barbecue and then I had to track down the recipe - I was hooked! I often add more peppers in (different colours) and other salad veg, depending on what I've got in the fridge.

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