Couscous Salad

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Couscous Salad
A super-fast salad recipe from Derval O'Rourke, which she recommends eating as a side with chicken or fish.

280g couscous

500ml chicken or vegetable stock

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp turmeric

For the dressing:

1 lemon, juice only

1 tbsp olive oil

80g raisins

1 cucumber, peeled, deseeded and diced

1 red pepper, diced

1 yellow pepper, diced

1 lemon, zest only

Freshly ground pepper

150g blue cheese

Place the couscous in a large bowl.

Place the stock, olive oil, salt and spices in a large measuring jug, and whisk until combined.

Pour the stock over the couscous, and stir to combine. Scatter the raisins over the couscous.

Place a tea towel over the bowl, and leave the couscous to cook for 10 minutes, or according to the instructions on the package.

Meanwhile, prepare the vegetables. Fluff the couscous with a fork. Stir in the vegetables and lemon zest.

Place all of the ingredients for the dressing in a jar with a lid, and shake to combine. Pour the dressing over the couscous, and toss well.

Scatter the Blue cheese over the salad, and serve.


Preparation Time
5 minutes

Cooking Time
15 minutes

Main ingredients
Fruit, Cheese, Vegetables, Oil, Spice, Stock/Broth, Herbs

Recipe Type
Dinner, Side Dish

Level of Difficulty

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