All posts tagged: Couscous

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. Ingredients 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 Dressing 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 …

Care For Couscous?

Couscous is one of the healthy meals that goes down surprisingly well with our family. Of course there’s always some ingredient that gets fished out by someone. But who cares? It’s healthy and filling and that’s the main thing! (And the yoghurt sauce is a winner too) The Couscous 300g (1 cup) couscous 6dl water (2.5 cups) salted water 2 spring onions 1 apple 2 tomatoes 2 pomegranates 1/2 cucumber 1/2 lime (juice and peel) a handful of coriander salt and pepper The Yoghurt Sauce 300g (1 cup) natural yoghurt 1/2 lime juice 1 tsp honey a handful of mint salt and pepper Bring the water to boil, remove from the cooker and pour in the couscous. Add a lug of olive oil, stir and leave for five minutes to soak. When ready go through it with a fork to loosen it up. Chop up the fruit,veggies and coriander, fry the onions and mix it all into the couscous. Add the lime juice and season with salt and pepper. Mix the ingredients of the yoghurt sauce together and there you go…Thats it! …