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Moroccan couscous salad

Calories per serving 295.

ingredients

serves 4
275 g (9 1/2 oz) couscous
a pinch of ground cinnamon
300 ml (10 fl oz) boiling vegetable stock
50 g (1 3/4 oz) ready to eat dried apricots
225 g (8 oz) cucumber, chopped finely
175 g (6 oz) tomatoes, de-seeded and chopped finely
zest of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
salt and freshly ground black pepper

method

1. Place the couscous in a bowl with the cinnamon.

2. Pour over the boiling stock, mix well and cover the bowl with clingfilm. Leave to stand for 10 minutes.

3. Using scissors, snip the apricots into small pieces.

4. Fluff up the couscous with a fork - by this time all the grains should be plump and separate from each other

5. Add the apricots, cucumber tomatoes, lemon zest, lemon juice, mint and seasoning.

6. Cover the salad and chill until required.

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Fruity or Medi?
posted by iHubbub @ 02:33AM, 5/26/12
Been looking for Moroccan Couscous recipes for event at iHubbub. Saw this and thought it may be nice. Might combine it with some peppers and red onion to make it a bit more medi and zesty. Mmm...
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