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Couscous Salad: so easy and delicious side dish.

September 1, 2011 by  
Filed under Salads

Couscous Salad.
Recipe Type: side dish
Serves: 4
Couscous is a wonderful versatile pasta, made of tiny grains of dough that are steamed. It hails from Morocco and northern Algeria, and is a staple throughout North Africa. It only takes few minutes to cook it and it’s so delicious with about any vegetables or dried fruits you mix in.
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 2 cups couscous
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced
  • 1/3 cup pistachios, toasted
  • 6 dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/3 cup green olives, pitted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup preserved lemon, rinsed and finely chopped
  • 1 small handful mint, roughly chopped
  • 1 small handful parsley, roughly chopped
  1. Heat apple juice in a pan until hot.
  2. Put couscous in a bowl.
  3. Pour over the hot juice.
  4. Cover and set aside for 5 minutes.
  5. Fluff up with a fork.
  6. Add onions, pistachios, dried apricots, olives and preserved lemon.
  7. Pile couscous over large plate.
  8. Garnish with mint and parsley.
  9. Serve with grilled chicken or Moraccon-style chicken.


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