Couscous salad

Suitable for vegetarians


Looking for a tasty and nutritious summer lunch? This couscous salad is your answer and only takes 15 minutes to prepare. Why not add some chili, paprika, turmeric or cumin for a spicy alternative.


Ingredients - Serves 1 Adult

  • 60g / 2oz. of couscous
  • 2 tablespoons of chickpeas
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small red pepper, finely sliced
  • 4 slices of cucumber, finely chopped
  • ½ garlic clove, crushed
  • ¼ lemon, juiced
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon of mixed herbs

Method

  1. Tip the couscous into a medium sized bowl and pour enough boiling water over to just cover all of the couscous grains.
  2. Cover and leave for 10 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed.
  3. Fluff up the couscous with a fork, before adding the remaining salad ingredients and mixing well.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with a roast vegetable salad

info

This a tasty twist on your standard salad and can be made the night before and kept in the fridge.

About this Recipe

This recipe was developed by our safefood nutritionists

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Couscous salad

Serves

1 Adult

1 Adult

Preparation Time

15 Minutes

15 Minutes

Utensils Needed

Chopping Board, Chopping Knife, Cutlery

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Energy
1738kj
413kcal
%
Fat
9.9g
14%
Saturates
4.6g
23%
Sugars
5.5g
6%
Salt
1.5g
25%
of an adult's reference intake
Nutrition Information
Typical ValuesPer 100gPer Portion (370g)
Energy470Kj 1738Kj
112Kcal 413Kcal
Fat2.7g 9.9g
(of which saturates)1.2g 4.6g
Carbohydrate15.6g 57.6g
(of which sugars)1.5g 5.5g
Fibre2.3g 8.7g
Protein5.1g 18.9g
Salt0.4g 1.5g

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