Couscous Salad with Feta, Pine Nuts and Cucumber

    Couscous Salad with Feta, Pine Nuts and Cucumber

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    1hr40min


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    About this recipe: This couscous salad is a summer favourite, great for picnics and light lunches in the garden! Walnuts can be used instead of the pine nuts, and either are nice toasted before adding to the salad.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 475ml water
    • 230g couscous
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    • 120ml olive oil
    • 1 cucumber, seeded and chopped
    • 110g crumbled feta cheese
    • 6 spring onions, chopped
    • 20g chopped fresh parsley
    • 4 tablespoons toasted pine nuts

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Extra time:1hr30min chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

    1. Bring the water to the boil in a saucepan over high heat. Remove from the heat, and stir in the couscous. Cover, and let stand for 10 minutes. Scrape the couscous into a mixing bowl, fluff with a fork and refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour.
    2. Once the couscous is cold, make the dressing by whisking together the salt, black pepper, red wine vinegar and Dijon mustard in a small bowl. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while continuing to whisk until the oil has thickened the dressing. Fold the cucumber, feta cheese, spring onions, parsley and pine nuts into the couscous. Pour the dressing overtop, and stir until evenly moistened. Chill 30 minutes before serving.

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    Reviews (3)

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    I made this for a BBQ I was having last week and everyobody loved it! The cucumber and pine nuts gives it that extra texture cous cous needs. Wasn't convinced the dressing would go, but it really does! YUMMY - 05 Aug 2011

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    Really yummy. Made it for a BBQ and went down well - 16 Aug 2014

    Indigoviolet
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    Really enjoyed this and it kept well in the fridge for the next day. - 07 Apr 2014

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