Tangy couscous salad

Tangy couscous salad

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Cooking time

Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4 as a side dish

Throw together a deliciously tangy and superhealthy couscous salad in just 10 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
269
protein
9g
carbs
0g
fat
9g
saturates
4g
fibre
1g
sugar
3g
salt
0.92g

Ingredients

  • 300g couscous or bulghar wheat
  • vegetable stock
  • 2 courgettes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 100g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 20g pack parsley, chopped
  • juice 1 lemon

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Method

  1. Cook the couscous or bulghar wheat in vegetable stock according to pack instructions. Trim the ends off the courgettes, then cut into slices.
  2. Heat a griddle pan or grill. Drizzle the courgette slices with oil, then season. Cook for 2 mins, then turn over and cook 1-2 mins more until softened and golden brown. Tip into a large bowl along with the cooked couscous or bulghar wheat, then mix through the remaining ingredients. Serve at room temperature.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2006

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Bigspottedcat's picture

Winner!

stellacsg's picture
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I didn't have enough courgettes, so I took what I had in the fridge - 1 zucchini, asparagus and a small broccoli. Turned out very well.

hompic's picture

Are you sure nutrition data is correct? This doesn't look like a 0gr Carbs salad to me..

koka1212's picture

i made it to day for my children. I doubled the ingredients because i have a big family. We all loved it, so tasty and easy to make. The leftovers will be in their lunch boxes tomorrow.

jammyluck's picture
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Great change for cous-cous. I actually quarter my courgettes and add some red pepper, stir fried first.

annaberty's picture
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Yum!

marycostigan's picture
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I love lemon but never put it on a salad like this before. The parsley works really well with the zesty lemon. I added some cherry tomatoes which added colour and flavour!

elisebredies's picture
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such lovely, subtle flavours, and so easy to make!

levislevis's picture
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quick, simple and really nice instead of plain cous cous. next will add some lime and mint. will work will any veg, so versatile

zeenbeen's picture
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did this at scool 2day 4 part of my GCSE course............... it reallly nice. but maybe just a little too much couscous? It seemed to take over the other ingredients a bit. But it still looks and smells pretty awesum!!

badfalcon's picture
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quick, easy and really really tasty - I tend to add a little more lemon juice and feta, and make a huge bowl full, taking it to work for my lunch. Delicious!

eleanormayo's picture
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A bit ordinary to be honest - not particularly tangy!

chefdicko's picture
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i fed it my house mate and he is still alive dispite eating vegtables , and he even liked it!!!
yellow peppers worked well with it, was very nice

somanystars123's picture
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Really easy to make. It looks pretty and colourful and is full of fresh flavours. The lemon, parsley and feta complement each other well. Just ate it for lunch and I think it makes a lovely meal in itself, but I was thinking of making some falafel to serve with it when friends come over for dinner. Will definitely be having this again!

lilafay's picture
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So good and healthy! It will become a classic for me for sure! I love it!!

shibinga's picture

It says the carb content is 0g, but I thought couscous was quite high?

ljcobb1980's picture
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Simply gorgeous. Pretty much all my guests asked for the recipe. I used 1 courgette and replaced the other with a red bell pepper, and made the couscous with vegetable stock rather than water as indicated on my packet, but other than that I followed it to the letter. This will become a summer go-to!

mentata's picture

Favorite lunch! Light and filling :)

cherabel2004's picture
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Will definitely be making this again.

I added the whole block of feta ( you can never have too much cheese) and drizzled some extra virgin over at the end.

Think I'll try frying some red onion in the griddle pan next time and add that too. Nice easy recipe. Only real faff was having to fry two lots of courgette as my griddle pan was too small.

webbs117's picture
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absolutely lovely recipe.have also added red onion and chargrilled some red and yellow peppers.pine nuts or any nut add a lovely texture too.

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