Couscous, Dried Fruit and Mint Salad
Couscous is a version of very small pasta and is made with flour. Packaged couscous is a handy addition to a store cupboard as it is so quick to prepare.
190g (1 cup) couscous (packaged pre-cooked)
250ml (1 cup) boiling water
30g (1/4 cup) sliced almonds (lightly toasted)
50g (1/4 cup) dried apricots (thinly sliced)
45g (1/4 cup) sultanas
2 tsp finely grated orange zest
1 tbsp thinly sliced mint leaves
1 + 1/2 tsp ground cumin
30ml (2 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil
30ml (2 tbsp) lemon juice
3/4 tsp flaky sea salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
· Into a large bowl place couscous and boiling water and stand uncovered for 15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed and couscous has expanded and become soft.
· Fluff couscous with a wide-pronged fork, ensuring all lumps are broken up. Add remaining ingredients and mix together gently until well combined. Season to taste. Serve warm or cold.