Couscous, Dried Fruit and Mint Salad

  • Couscous, Dried Fruit and Mint Salad

Couscous, Dried Fruit and Mint Salad

Description

(serves 6-8)

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.

INGREDIENTS

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

METHOD

· 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.


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