Tricolore couscous salad

Tricolore couscous salad

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(38 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins No cook

Easy

Serves 4
A quick and easy salad that teams well with chicken, lamb and tofu. Of have it as a barbecue extra

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal456
  • fat32g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein13g
  • salt0.6g
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Ingredients

  • 200g couscous
    Couscous

    Couscous

    koos-koos

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

  • 2 tsp vegetable stock (or use a cube)
  • 250g pack cherry tomato, halved
  • 2 avocados, peeled, stoned and chopped
    Avocado

    Avocado

    av-oh-car-doh

    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • 150g pack mozzarella, drained and chopped
  • handful rocket or young spinach leaves
    Rocket

    Rocket

    roh-ket

    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…

For the dressing

  • 1 rounded tbsp pesto
    Pesto

    Pesto

    Pess-toh

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

    The…

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

Method

  1. Mix the couscous and stock in a bowl, pour over 300ml boiling water, then cover with a plate and leave for 5 mins.

  2. For the dressing, mix the pesto with the lemon juice and some seasoning, then gradually mix in the oil. Pour over the couscous and mix with a fork.

  3. Mix the tomatoes, avocado and mozzarella into the couscous, then lightly stir in the rocket or spinach to serve.

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Baker-Elfriede
26th Sep, 2017
5.05
Delicious and simple, great quick salad to make when having a barbecue.
KPcb125
23rd May, 2017
5.05
Very good lunch recipe with other salads and bread. Followed recipe (unusually for me) and thought it was very quick and tasty.
rubycatruby
23rd Jun, 2016
5.05
Made this tonight for the first time after my 11 and 12 year old boys said they wanted more 'salad based' meals. My oldest has always refused to eat tomatoes or avocados and they both absolutely loved this. I added less boiling water to the couscous as I thought the dressing would make it too soggy and also used mini mozzarella balls cut in half. That worked for me. Will definitely be making again.
suzyjenner
8th Jan, 2015
5.05
This was delicious and I certainly didn't find it bland. I added lots of fresh ground pepper and also wilted the spinach slightly. Served it with some slices of pastrami. Lovely!
Summer cook
24th Nov, 2014
5.05
Delicious! I made this for my Italian boyfriend who at first wasn't keen on the idea of adding couscous to a traditional tricolore salad (He hates messing with his country's food), however, he absolutely loved it! I might try adding a few olives next time, as I feel they could work quite well with it.
eliska
22nd Nov, 2014
5.05
Very nice, full of flavour. Definitely will make again!
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marmiteetponpon
24th Apr, 2014
check these recipies adding fresh fruits to the green salads, quiet interesting... http://marmiteetponpon.com/2014/04/24/how-to-add-fresh-fruits-to-your-green-salad-4-succulent-combinations/
applepie_tasty
8th Jun, 2013
5.05
Loved this! added bacon lardons for a more salty flavour.
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wikkiwoodles
11th Apr, 2013
3.05
It's nice to have with other things but all by itself i found it a bit bland. Even when putting extra lemon, salt and pepper over it.
pbinns
7th Feb, 2013
5.05
Everyone asked for the recipe....yummy!

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