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Giant couscous & tomato salad with zhoug-style dressing in a bowl

Giant couscous & tomato salad with zhoug-style dressing

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • plus cooling
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Make this giant couscous and tomato salad as a summer side. Zhoug is a spicy, bright green Middle Eastern sauce that brings this dish alive

  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal222
fat9g
saturates1g
carbs26g
sugars5g
fibre6g
protein6g
salt1.3g
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Ingredients

  • 4 large vine tomatoes, diced
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 150g giant couscous or fregola

For the zhoug-style dressing

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put the tomatoes and onion in a large bowl with ½ tsp sea salt. Toss and leave to sit.

  • STEP 2

    Cook the couscous in a pan of boiling salted water for 8-10 mins until tender (don’t overcook it – you want it a bit under so it can soak up the juices from the tomato), then drain really well. Cool for 10 mins then toss with the tomato and onion mixture.

  • STEP 3

    Blend all the dressing ingredients with 1 tbsp water and ½ tsp sea salt until smooth. Drizzle some over the couscous, then serve the rest on the side for people to help themselves.

RECIPE TIPS

MIX IT UP
You can use any large grain instead of the couscous – pearl barley, spelt or cracked bulgur wheat would all work well.

Goes well with

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