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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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.

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.

paiviaso's picture
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Easy and tasty.

LillyBlossom's picture

I have made this so many times as it's fantastic, you can also swap the pesto for balsamic vinegar and it works great.. last a couple of days in the fridge!
Fab!

alexdp's picture

This was just lovely! I added some chopped cherry tomatoes and lemon juice and used a crumbly cheddar rather than feta. I didn't have pesto so left it out. Oh and a generous grinding of black pepper. Gorgeous.

awijeyekoon's picture
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Made the salad for a BBQ, everyone loved it! And was easy to make too........

nicky30's picture
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Made this as an accompaniment to a recent bbq that I had. Went down an absolute storm! Went very well with various grilled meats and spicy koftas. Have made several times since. Perfect for a packed lunch with some salad leaves and grilled chicken - very tasty.

rachelbarber1310's picture
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So quick to make and looks and smells delicious - looking forward to lunchtime tomorrow!

sherip's picture
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add a few garlic croutons to make this extra special

kim_corby's picture
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Really nice as well as quick and easy. Great for lunchboxes. I changed it slightly by using red tomato based pesto. I also cut the peppers into chunks rather than slices - bit easier to eat at the desk!

beckym's picture

a very yummy cous cous dish - good with a bbq

kuifke's picture
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Very very nice dish with a greek taste

simone86's picture
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Great little lunch dish - quick and tasty!

mayrhofer's picture
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I used grilled red pepper, as well as matured goat cheese instead of feta. I also made fresh pesto in wet&dry grinder, adding extra olive oil so to make it work better as a dressing

chelltylou's picture
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love this recipe, really quick to do & very tasty, i sometimes grill the red pepper yummy!!

colec1's picture
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Very quick and easy. Took it camping with me for a BBQ and went great with chicken shish kebabs. Everyone enjoyed and the bowl was completely clean afterwards

mentata's picture
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I tried it with pasta instead of couscous - works great as well if you don't have couscous at hand :)

edyta405's picture

I have tried it and it was so quick and lovely my boyfriend took it to work for the next day. It was so good. I will definitely do it again and again

ilovemygrub's picture
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a fabulously simple dish. has converted my husband who normally avoids couscous will make this often with different accompaniments very tasty

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