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Couscous salad

Mix this couscoussalad with the following dishes

Couscous can be eaten cold and warm. It can be prepared by adding boiling water or by steaming. You can eat it for lunch, add it to a picknick or serve it along with some mezze plates. A truly versatile dish which we can eat any time of the week. 

Couscous salad

Couscous can be eaten hot or cold. You can cook it quickly as per the instructions or you can steam it. Steaming takes a little longer, but the grains become twice as large and less dry. This salad is a great lunch dish, can be served with the BBQ, but is also very suitable as a picnic dish. Serve with some hummus and bread.
Voorbereiding 15 minutes
Stoomtijd 1 hour
Totale tijd 1 hour 15 minutes
Keyword: bell pepper, couscous, cucumber, tomatoes
Porties: 2


Couscous salade

  • 200 g couscous
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 0,5 red bell pepper
  • 1 handfull fresh coriander leaves
  • 2 teaspoons ras el hanout or mix 1 teaspoon with spicy curry with 1 teaspoon of paprika powder
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • salt, pepper


Couscous salad

  • Prepare the couscous. This can be done by pouring boiling water over the couscous and stirring well. The couscous will then be cooked within a few minutes. I prefer to steam the couscous myself, which is also fine a day in advance. If you have a steamer, fill it with couscous and water and put it on. Let steam for at least 1 hour and stir regularly. If the couscous gets dry, you can stir in some water or some olive oil. Don't have a steamer, but do you have a large pan and an iron colander that fits in the pan? Then fill the pan with so much water that the bottom of the colander just hangs against it. Fill the colander with the couscous. Bring the water to a boil and keep the lid on the pan.
  • Cut the cucumber, tomatoes and bell pepper into small pieces.
  • Mix the cooled couscous with the vegetables and a few leaves of fresh coriander. Season with salt, pepper and possibly a teaspoon of Ras el Hanout and the lemon juice.
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