To make couscous:
Put the couscous into a bowl and pour over boiling water or stock, enough just to cover the couscous (equal quantities of both).
Cover with cling film and leave for 5 minutes.
Stir in a dash of olive oil, lemon juice & salt & pepper to taste.
Mix with a fork.
What to add to your Couscous Salad
1 cup couscous
1 cup boiling water
½ cucumber (small cucumber) – cut into pieces (no seeds)
1 handful (child’s hand) of fresh mint, then chop it up
½ cup of feta cheese, broken into small pieces
½ cup raisins
½ cup grapes, sliced
1 apple – cubed
½ cup pine nuts (roasted) – optional
Once you have made your couscous, add all your fresh ingredients and mix together.
This can be served with any meat dish.
• Salmon or Tuna with pine-nuts & spring onions
• Turkey, Cranberries & Pecan nuts
• Small diced roasted veggies e.g. courgettes, mixed red & yellow peppers, feta cheese and fresh coriander
• Strips of spicy chicken with roasted veggies