Couscous makes a brilliant base for a quick salad, as it only needs a brief soaking in hot stock (or water). Here it is combined with chickpeas, dates, oranges and pistachios for a Middle Eastern-style vegetarian dish.
If you're not keen on chickpeas, replace them with 125g crumbled Cheshire or Wensleydale cheese. Or for a non-vegetarian version, add 225g cooked chicken pieces.
I have made this recipe a couple of times and it is really quick and easy, not to mention economical! I made it today and substituted oranges for satsumas and dates/pistachio with a fruit and nut mixture I had left over from Christmas. - 23 Jan 2016