10-minute couscous salad

10-minute couscous salad

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(124 ratings)

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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mentata
5th Feb, 2011
4.05
I tried it with pasta instead of couscous - works great as well if you don't have couscous at hand :)
edyta405
30th Jan, 2011
I have tried it and it was so quick and lovely my boyfriend took it to work for the next day. It was so good. I will definitely do it again and again
ilovemygrub
17th Jan, 2011
4.05
a fabulously simple dish. has converted my husband who normally avoids couscous will make this often with different accompaniments very tasty
rmew100
30th Dec, 2010
5.05
I love this recipie, I add sliced green olives to mine and don't put any onion in and dice the cucumber and pepper instead of sliced. Great for BBQ season.
scifly
10th Dec, 2010
5.05
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
8th Dec, 2010
5.05
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
5th Dec, 2010
4.05
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
2nd Dec, 2010
5.05
Very tasty and quick to make....will be having again for lunch tomorrow.
vicwiggers
2nd Dec, 2010
5.05
Very tasty and quick to make....will be having again for lunch tomorrow.
sausage21
11th Nov, 2010
5.05
deilish and not too heavy

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