10-minute couscous salad

10-minute couscous salad

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(92 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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issyflewaway
16th Jan, 2012
5.05
This is so delicious! Full of everything I love, it tastes so nice, I can't wait to have it for lunch tomorrow~!
siubhanmac
13th Jan, 2012
5.05
Fantastic ! Had no cucumber in so I replaced it with courgette briefly fried in some garlic infused olive oil also added about 4 sundries tomatoes finely chopped - a winter version ! . Everyone loved this - will make it again soon !
toot-toot
11th Jan, 2012
5.05
I could eat this all the time, it's so good. A friend made it for a barbecue and then I had to track down the recipe - I was hooked! I often add more peppers in (different colours) and other salad veg, depending on what I've got in the fridge.
toot-toot
11th Jan, 2012
5.05
I could eat this all the time, it's so good. A friend made it for a barbecue and then I had to track down the recipe - I was hooked! I often add more peppers in (different colours) and other salad veg, depending on what I've got in the fridge.
paiviaso
18th Dec, 2011
5.05
Easy and tasty.
LillyBlossom
26th Sep, 2011
I have made this so many times as it's fantastic, you can also swap the pesto for balsamic vinegar and it works great.. last a couple of days in the fridge! Fab!
alexdp
12th Sep, 2011
This was just lovely! I added some chopped cherry tomatoes and lemon juice and used a crumbly cheddar rather than feta. I didn't have pesto so left it out. Oh and a generous grinding of black pepper. Gorgeous.
awijeyekoon
26th Aug, 2011
4.05
Made the salad for a BBQ, everyone loved it! And was easy to make too........
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!

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