Couscous Salad

A couple of vegetables and a pantry staple come together to make this tasty salad.

Preparation & Cooking time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: Makes 4 servings - Cannot be frozen

Ingredients:

180 g | 1 cup couscous
225 ml | 1 cup boiling water, or vegetable stock
1 - 2 large tomatoes, chopped
1 cucumber, chopped
2 tbsp chopped parsley
½ tbsp chopped mint
4 spring onions, chopped
50 ml | 10 tsp cider or white wine vinegar
50 ml | 10 tsp extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper

To garnish:
mint
lemon wedges

Method

1 Put the couscous into a large bowl and pour over the water or stock. Cover and leave to stand for 5 minutes until all the liquid has been absorbed. Fluff with a fork to separate the grains.

2 Add the vegetables and herbs to the couscous and stir with a fork to mix.

3 Whisk together the vinegar and olive oil until blended and add to the couscous mixture.

4 Stir gently to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

5 Place in a serving bowl and garnish with mint and lemon wedges.