Couscous Cucumber Salad

    Couscous Cucumber Salad

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    10min


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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.

    Ingredients
    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

    Method
    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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