Couscous Salad

This is a super-fast salad, which makes it a go-to salad in my kitchen. I like to eat this as a side with chicken or fish.

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 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 of blue cheese

Method

  1. Place the couscous in a large bowl.
  2. Place the stock, olive oil, salt and spices in a large measuring jug and whisk until combined.
  3. Pour the stock over the couscous and stir to combine. Scatter the raisins over the couscous.
  4. Place a tea towel over the bowl and leave the couscous to cook for 10 minutes or according to the instructions on the package.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the rest of the vegetables. Fluff the couscous with a fork. Stir in the vegetables and lemon zest.
  6. 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.
  7. Scatter the blue cheese over the salad and serve.