10-minute couscous salad

10-minute couscous salad

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(87 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 nut

Method

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

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RosieCu
19th Jun, 2017
5.05
Love this. I usually use a whole tub of fresh pesto so more than in the recipe. I also do a mix of bulgar wheat and cous cous and I use firm goats cheese instead of feta.
sammie7649
31st Oct, 2016
5.05
Amazing!! I chopped up some cherry tomatoes, beetroot and avocado and added them, and served with a wholemeal pitta bread. Also only used 100ml of stock. Delicious quick lunch!!
catie74
25th Jul, 2016
I roast the pepper and add lots of parsley. I also prefer chicken stock
KotrynaM
23rd May, 2016
5.05
Very delicious and easy to make. Just made small adjustments - less red pepper and more cheese. Very good!
Mamakooka
26th Dec, 2015
I made this for our evening supper on Christmas day. It went down a storm, my ten year old loved it (surprised me!) and my brother said it was the nicest couscous he'd ever had. Really simple and very tasty.
Annie17
3rd Nov, 2015
A really simple, tasty recipe. Did anyone else think 200ml of liquid was too much for the couscous though? I will use a little less next time.
nbeat
28th Dec, 2014
5.05
Love this recipe. Great as a side salad for a BBQ or occasion, or as a meal on its own. Tend to make a double batch for lunch boxes etc. Made for a few family gatherings and always goes down well.
emzypops86
15th Aug, 2014
5.05
love this!!! a must try.
anetak1980
14th Aug, 2014
5.05
Really simple and nice. Used roasted pumkin and sunflower seeds instead of pine nuts.
minibear
5th Aug, 2014
5.05
Really delicious!! I used quinoa as I'm gluten intolerant, used chicken stock & added sliced, marinated chicken breasts. So good, will definitely be making again!

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