Couscous Cucumber Salad

Couscous Cucumber Salad


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About this recipe: This is a beautiful cold salad that's refreshing and delicious. Couscous is combined with lemon, cucumber, spring onions, parsley and basil, and served on a bed of cos lettuce.


Serves: 8 

  • 300g (10 oz) uncooked couscous
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 7 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 bunch finely chopped spring onions
  • handful chopped fresh parsley
  • small handful chopped fresh basil
  • 6 leaves cos lettuce
  • lemon wedges to garnish

Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

  1. Bring 400ml water to the boil in the kettle. Place couscous in a bowl, and pour boiling water over. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Uncover and cool to room temperature.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Stir in cucumber, spring onion, parsley, basil and couscous. Mix well and chill for at least 1 hour.
  3. Line a plate with lettuce leaves. Spoon couscous mixture over leaves and garnish with lemon wedges.

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Nice summer salad! Perfect for bbq - 04 Sep 2011

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