This simple yet delicious salad is perfect for any season and every occasion!
2/3 cup couscous
1 cup water
2-3 tbs olive oil
1 tbs low fat feta cheese (optional)
1 spring onion/white onion finely chopped
1/2 tsp crushed garlic
1 tomato, chopped
Half a capsicum, chopped finely
1 cucumber, chopped
A handful of chopped parsley
1/2 tsp chilli flakes
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbs lemon juice
Bring the water to boil in a saucepan and add the couscous. Simmer for 10-12 minutes while stirring frequently, until the couscous has absorbed the water. Leave to stand for 10 minutes and then fluff up with a fork.
Transfer the grain into a mixing bowl and add all of the ingredients. Mix well and season to taste. You can substitute the feta with mascarpone or any other soft cheese.
Tip: Couscous is a versatile pasta. Yes that’s right. It’s a pasta, not a grain! It’s easy to work with and goes well with a range of ingredients so you can always substitute or add to the ingredients mentioned. Olives, jalapenos, corn, carrots, mushrooms are other fun ingredients that you can add.