Aubergine couscous salad

Aubergine couscous salad

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(22 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 2
A handful of mint leaves really brings this salad alive, veggies will love it, but if you do need some meat lamb cutlets are the perfect addition

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal523
  • fat31g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre6g
  • protein18g
  • salt1.08g
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Ingredients

  • 1 large aubergine, sliced into 1cm rounds
    Aubergine

    Aubergine

    oh-ber-geen

    Although it's technically a fruit (a berry, to be exact), the aubergine is used as a…

  • 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…

  • 140g couscous
    Couscous

    Couscous

    koos-koos

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

  • 225ml hot vegetable stock
  • 200g cherry tomato, halved
  • handful mint leaves, roughly chopped
    Mint

    Mint

    mi-nt

    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 100g log firm goat's cheese, cubed
  • juice 1⁄2 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

Method

  1. Heat grill to high. Put the aubergine on a baking sheet, brush with oil and season. Grill for about 15 mins, turning and brushing with more oil halfway, until browned and softened.

  2. Meanwhile, tip the couscous into a large bowl, pour over the stock, then cover and leave for 10 mins. Mix the tomatoes, mint, goat’s cheese and remaining oil together. Fluff the couscous up with a fork, then stir in the aubergines, tomato mixture and lemon juice.

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samanzana
6th Dec, 2010
4.05
Now one of my favourite dishes and perfect for when people are over for lunch - delicious! :)
gaylmacg
3rd Dec, 2010
1.05
This just didn't work for us. The goats cheese melted and made the couscous soggy.
vickpole
2nd May, 2010
4.05
Easy and tasty. I served this with lamb kebab and griddled asparagus. I didn't have any mint so used dried mixed herbs, it worked well.
weeble
1st Apr, 2010
5.05
I cooked the aubergine on a chargrill. It all looked & tasted really good.
patiencemasaya
2nd Oct, 2009
4.05
v.easy 2 make. used chicken stock instead.made cous cous delicious .sprinkled salt on aubergines as advised.thru in sme grilled mushrooms. left out the mint.
goddessnatty
13th Jun, 2009
4.05
Really quick and simple but so tasty.. I served it warm and it was really nice. Will definately be making this one again.
macbulls
28th Mar, 2009
5.05
Delicious, different and do-able... really enjoyed it - thanks!
littlemoosey
28th Jan, 2009
5.05
Beautiful flavours and so easy. Really impressive for a casual dinner with friends. I know I will be making this again and again!
vika_acd
14th Jan, 2009
5.05
verrry yummmyyyyy
hellsheaven
19th Sep, 2008
4.05
I made this to accompany a BBQ in the summer. It went down really well and the mint really lifts it - very yummy!

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