The Mrs’ toasted couscous salad

The Mrs’ toasted couscous salad

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From
Mr & Mrs Wilkinson's How it is at Home
Serves
4
Photographer
Patricia Niven

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
20ml olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
185g instant couscous
250ml boiling water
40g almonds, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds, lightly toasted
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, lightly toasted
30g sultanas
100g soft marinated feta, crumbled
juice of 1/2 lemon
10 chives, finely chopped
1 small handful flat-leaf (italian) parsley leaves, chopped
salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the couscous and toast for 5 minutes, or until the grains turn a light golden brown. Tip the couscous into a deep large bowl.

    Pour over 250 ml boiling water, then cover with a plate and let sit for 10 minutes. Remove the plastic and fluff the grains using a fork, until all the grains are separated and there are no clumps.

    Add all the remaining ingredients and season with salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper. Mix carefully but thoroughly, then taste – you may need to add an extra splash of olive oil to moisten the couscous a little. Serve.
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