Monday, September 10, 2012

Couscous Salad with Vegetables


Couscous – 1 cup
Salt –  to taste
Boiling water – 1  ½  cups
Olive oil – 1 Tbsp (optional) but I don’t like to add in this salad
Carrots – ½ chopped to triangles                                                                                                                Green spring onions – 3 stalks finely chopped
Bell pepper any colour – ¼   chopped in triangles or any way you like
Cucumber –  1 medium peeled and chopped to triangle
Cilantro – 5  sprigs chopped
Tomatoes – 2 medium sliced or handful of cherry tomatoes sliced in half
Green chilies – to taste, finely chopped * to your taste
Raisins  – handful
Chopped walnuts – handful
Black pepper – to taste
Lemon/lime juice – to taste **

Cut all the vegetables to same shapes and add more nuts lif you are giving this for kids.

*I like  it spicy so made it with more chillies
**I added more of lime as I love this salad to be more limy J

·        In a bowl, add couscous, salt and pour in boiling water. Mix well, cover and keep aside for 10 – 15 minutes.
·        Fluff couscous with a fork to make sure there are no lumps. Allow it to cool.
·        Add olive oil (optional) and mix thoroughly.
·        Add all of the remaining ingredients and mix well. Adjust salt or lime juice.. The salad tastes better if its little on the tangy side.
·        Chill for at least 30 minutes and serve.

This was my dinner last night!!


  1. Looks amazing. Thanks for linking it to the event.. Please add Nithu's page link also.. Looking forward for more entries!!!


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    1. Thanks Soumya. I will be linking Nithu's page ASAP.

      Thanks for visiting me here.



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