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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scifly's picture
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I'm not a fan of feta so used chedder instead. I also used red pesto instead of green, it was never the less, absolutely delicious!

suelelean's picture
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This is lovely; you can vary to ingredients to suit your own taste. My 3 year old grand-daughter would eat it every day if she could!

chazstar123's picture
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I had this with my tea and it was deliciouse, I used more feta, cherry tomatoes and sprinkled in some mint and tobasco, which I think lifted the dish and was so tasty(I only put 5 stars because there is always room to improve!!!)

vicwiggers's picture
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Very tasty and quick to make....will be having again for lunch tomorrow.

vicwiggers's picture
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Very tasty and quick to make....will be having again for lunch tomorrow.

sausage21's picture
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deilish and not too heavy

yodarita's picture

This looks delish but ive never tried feta cheese before, can anyone please explain what it tastes like?

mentata's picture
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Really great! I improvised and used other seeds instead of pine nuts and baked paprika I had leftover, but this is great for a healthy dinner or picnic

Foodmonster2's picture
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I couldn't believe how delicious this salad was when I first made it! It takes almost no effort at all and the result is fantastic. I made it for a birthday party and it went down so well.

captainsmallie's picture
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So good! And so tasty!

hellsdarkrose's picture
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The recipe is great. It tastes beautiful and really does only take 10 minutes.

I will definitely be making this again.

maartjevdm's picture
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this recipe is absolutely fantastic!! makes a nice fluffy coucous which isn't dry! I added some diced chicken seasoned with salt pepper chili-powder and basil which I put in the wok together with the diced pepper. I also added some semi-sundried tomatoes, juice of half a lemon and i used a provincial herbes veg. stock tablet. Delicious!!!

i-love-cooking's picture
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I prepared this for Saturday's lunch & we all thoroughly enjoyed it. I made it again last Saturday evening to go with our BBQ it went down a treat. So easy & so tasty

peffers's picture

my kids love couscous i offten added tomatoes olive oil and garlic and chillies to spice

when i make couscous i allways make up more than needed as its a good stanby in fridge for a few days

peffers's picture

my kids love couscous i offten added tomatoes olive oil and garlic and chillies to spice

when i make couscous i allways make up more than needed as its a good stanby in fridge for a few days

peffers's picture

my kids love couscous i offten added tomatoes olive oil and garlic and chillies to spice

when i make couscous i allways make up more than needed as its a good stanby in fridge for a few days

hotheels007's picture
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I replaced Feta cheese with Wensleydale as I am not a lover of Feta and I also used yellow peppers to give even more colour. Supplied lemon wedges for those who wanted a little extra tang to the flavour. Very favourable with my lunch guests!

evadneholligan's picture
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Love this recipe. It was very easy to do and is very tasty.

wildbluesun's picture
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ACTUALLY took 10 minutes, healthy, yummy, travelled well. The addition of pesto really makes it I think. :)

huxley-radish's picture
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Super easy and even my super noodle loving boyfriend loved it! Think he'll be making it for lunches.

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