Tricolore couscous salad

Tricolore couscous salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins No cook

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A quick and easy salad that teams well with chicken, lamb and tofu. Of have it as a barbecue extra

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
456
protein
13g
carbs
30g
fat
32g
saturates
8g
fibre
3g
sugar
3g
salt
0.6g

Ingredients

  • 200g couscous
  • 2 tsp vegetable stock (or use a cube)
  • 250g pack cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 avocados, peeled, stoned and chopped
  • 150g pack mozzarella, drained and chopped
  • handful rocket or young spinach leaves

For the dressing

  • 1 rounded tbsp pesto
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

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Method

  1. Mix the couscous and stock in a bowl, pour over 300ml boiling water, then cover with a plate and leave for 5 mins.
  2. For the dressing, mix the pesto with the lemon juice and some seasoning, then gradually mix in the oil. Pour over the couscous and mix with a fork.
  3. Mix the tomatoes, avocado and mozzarella into the couscous, then lightly stir in the rocket or spinach to serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2007

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Summer cook's picture
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Delicious! I made this for my Italian boyfriend who at first wasn't keen on the idea of adding couscous to a traditional tricolore salad (He hates messing with his country's food), however, he absolutely loved it! I might try adding a few olives next time, as I feel they could work quite well with it.

eliska's picture
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Very nice, full of flavour. Definitely will make again!

applepie_tasty's picture
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Loved this! added bacon lardons for a more salty flavour.

wikkiwoodles's picture
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It's nice to have with other things but all by itself i found it a bit bland. Even when putting extra lemon, salt and pepper over it.

pbinns's picture
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Everyone asked for the recipe....yummy!

katsuya's picture
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Good, will make again and experiment with adding a few more ingredients to get a bit more flavour.

foxx75's picture
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needed buffet ideas for a friends wedding and this seemed a good choice for the veggies! Colourful, easy as pie to make and relatively healthy (minus as much oil as possible). I wouldn't say it was bland as some previous people have said...just ...mild really.Easily altered with Feta instead of mozzarella and sundried toms to give it a bit of a flavour boost!

markswaine's picture
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I make this several times a week for lunch with one variation or the other. It works fantastically well with any salad veg. I particuarly enjoy red onion, peppers and cherry tomatoes to keep prices down (and when avocados are out of season). Would recommend thoroughly.

b1gf00t's picture

the salad is fine except that the combination of avocado and couscous do not go together.
and as Dav said "Not much beyond sum of its ingredients really"
Keep on a good work

aileenhunn's picture

Absolutely delicious!

devaodoherty's picture
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I loved this! Served it with grilled salmon and it was fab. Will definitely make again and look forward to experimenting with different cheeses.

christay0102's picture

This has been a hit at all the bbqs I have been to this summer!

cocovanilla's picture
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I used the rocket for this one and it was very nice! Lovely to look at as well!

laureana's picture
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brilliant! will definatly make this agin! was delicious. used feta cheese though (i find mozerella very bland if not melted) and hate avocado, so used a roasted red pepper instead, and spinach a lovely meal for a lovely warm spring day! YUM!!

mitche11's picture

This was delicious!
I swapped the cheese for artichoke and didn't add oil to the dressing, just added more lemon juice, to cut the fat content down, I also added sundried tomatoes. Surprisingly filling, would definately make this again!

cosmosshow's picture
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Amazing! Used quinoa instead of couscous though. Everyone loved it!

events4u's picture

Used baby spinach leaves, Morrisons spicy vegetable cous cous, sun dried tomato pesto - delicious.

retha831's picture
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Lovely healthy tasting salad. I used wholegrain couscous.

hollymac's picture
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yum yum yum - very quick and easy and delicious.

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