Orange & feta giant couscous salad

Orange & feta giant couscous salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 10 mins plus cooling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

Pile this Middle Eastern-influenced salad onto platters to serve as part of a party spread

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
335
protein
14g
carbs
34g
fat
15g
saturates
8g
fibre
4g
sugar
8g
salt
2g

Ingredients

  • 300g pack giant couscous (available from Merchant Gourmet)
  • 5 oranges, 3 zested
  • zest and juice 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp harissa
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 small red onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 x 200g packs feta cheese, crumbled into chunky pieces
  • small bunch mint, leaves picked and chopped
  • small bunch coriander, chopped
  • 100g bag baby spinach

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Method

  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Add the couscous and cook following pack instructions. Meanwhile, cut the peel off the oranges with a small fruit knife, then cut into segments – catching any juice in a large bowl. Set the orange segments to one side.
  2. When the couscous is cooked, drain, then add to the bowl with the orange juice. Add the orange zest and lemon zest and juice, olive oil, harissa, spices, and some seasoning. Leave to cool, stirring every now and then to prevent it from sticking together. Can now be chilled for up to 24 hrs.
  3. Once cooled, add the remaining ingredients, including the orange segments, to the couscous. Gently toss everything together, being careful not to break up the orange too much. Serve at room temperature. Any leftovers can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2014

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nicolayule's picture
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Scrummy! Made twice and wouldn't change a thing. Made it once to go with lamb tagine and the next time just to have on its own. Just about to make it again!!

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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Fresh tasting but the spinach leaves seemed like a spare part so don't worry if you don't have any. I used the normal sized couscous as we had it in the cupboard and it worked out fine.

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