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Spicy Couscous Salad recipe

Spicy Couscous Salad recipe

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  • Pasta salad
  • Couscous salad

Couscous salads are perfect for packed lunches, picnics and light summer meals. This is my interpretation of tabbouleh - enjoy!

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IngredientsServes: 6

  • 700ml water
  • 350g couscous
  • 110g crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 fresh jalapeno or green chilli, chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 8 tablespoons chopped spring onions
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 lemon, juiced

MethodPrep:20min ›Extra time:10min soaking › Ready in:30min

  1. Bring the water to the boil in a saucepan. Remove from the heat and stir in the couscous. Cover and let stand until the couscous absorbs the water entirely, about 10 minutes; fluff with a fork.
  2. While the couscous soaks, stir the feta cheese, chilli, cucumber, spring onion, mint, basil, coriander, parsley, cumin, cayenne pepper and lemon juice in a large bowl. Add the prepared couscous and mix well.

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Reviews in English (31)

by Nicolette

Holy tingling tastebuds, this is crazy good! Instead of the customary potato/macaroni salad, I opted to make this as a side dish for bbq ribs. Left out the cilantro as I'm not a fan of its (soaplike) taste, but just chopped enough flat-leaf parsley to compensate. The real surprise, though, is the fresh jalapeno, especially when combined with the fiery cayenne and the smoky cumin. It's a trifecta of explosive flavor while the cuke, mint and lemon provide the cooling effects. This is now my go-to summer salad ~ thanks vburrito!-01 Jun 2010

by pianoducky

I love spicy foods and this is a cool salad with a kick from the jalapenos! I added olive oil to the mix at the very end, liked how that rounded out the flavors and bound everything together.-18 Jul 2010


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