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Sweet & Salty Summer Salad

With the summer holidays just round the corner, we’ve had a couple of school/ kindergarten “end of the year” parties. For one of those events I made this salad, it went down very well and one of my friends asked for the recipe…so this is for you Francesca.

500g/ 17.6oz couscous
600ml/ 1.2pt vegetable stock
5 tbsp olive oil
10-12 apricots
200g/ 7oz pistachio nuts
100g/3.5oz sultanas
1 handful of mint leaves

5 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 limes (juiced)
(1 tsp of honey if you like)
salt, pepper & couscous seasoning (coriander, cumin, chili, anise, mustard seeds, cinnamon)

Boil 600ml of stock, take off the cooker and pour the couscous into the pan. Leave to soak for about 5 minutes. Add 5 tablespoons of olive oil and stir it with a fork to get rid of any clumps. Free the pistachio nuts from their shells (you might need double the amount if your kids help out). Chop up the apricots and mint leaves. All you have to do now is add all the ingredients and pour the dressing over it.

So simple! Give it a go!



  1. Pingback: Sweet & Salty Summer Salad — Mrs. Twinkle | My Meals are on Wheels

    • Thanks! Do give it a try!
      (And make a little more than you need, as it tastes just as good if not better if you leave it in the fridge over night and snack on it the next day.) 👍😉

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  2. marzipandamonium says

    Thanks so much for checking out my blog! This salad sounds absolutely lovely and it has some of my most favorite ingredients! I love the name of your blog, too.

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  3. claireskitchen says

    Wow this looks lovely. I can’t eat cous cous but may try to make a gluten free version your photos are just lovely ✨

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  4. This sounds delishious and your photography is excellent!
    BTW…just read where you grew up in Switzerland some. I was fortunate
    to visit over 30 yrs ago with a peace promoting choir. We toured 7 states,
    and I particularly loved Switzerland and Austria. 🙂

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