10-minute couscous salad

10-minute couscous salad

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Prep: 10 mins

Easy

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

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition:

  • kcal327
  • fat17g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre2g
  • protein13g
  • salt0.88g
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Ingredients

  • 100g couscous
    Couscous

    Couscous

    koos-koos

    Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a…

  • 200ml hot low salt vegetable stock (from a cube is fine)
  • 2 spring onions
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 red pepper
  • ½ cucumber
  • 50g feta cheese, cubed
  • 2 tbsp pesto
    Pesto

    Pesto

    Pess-toh

    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.

    The…

  • 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts

Method

  1. Tip the couscous into a large bowl and pour over the 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 the pesto, crumble in the feta, then sprinkle over pine nuts to serve.

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nicky30
16th Aug, 2011
5.05
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.
rachelfberry
31st Jul, 2011
5.05
So quick to make and looks and smells delicious - looking forward to lunchtime tomorrow!
sherip
25th Jul, 2011
5.05
add a few garlic croutons to make this extra special
kim_corby
30th Jun, 2011
5.05
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
23rd Jun, 2011
a very yummy cous cous dish - good with a bbq
kuifke
10th Jun, 2011
4.05
Very very nice dish with a greek taste
simone86
24th May, 2011
5.05
Great little lunch dish - quick and tasty!
mayrhofer
14th Apr, 2011
4.05
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
12th Feb, 2011
5.05
love this recipe, really quick to do & very tasty, i sometimes grill the red pepper yummy!!
colec1
9th Feb, 2011
5.05
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

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