Friday, July 6, 2012

Spicy couscous salad recipe

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The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Spicy couscous salad Recipe. Enjoy the Middle Eastern Cuisine and learn how to make Spicy couscous salad.  

Preparation Time 15 - 20 minutes
Cooking Time 15 minutes

Ingredients (serves 6)

1 1/2 cups Continental Vegetable Stock
1 1/2 cups couscous
250g haloumi cheese
1 teaspoon olive oil
420g can chickpeas, drained, rinsed
5 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup mint leaves, roughly chopped
2 long red chillies, deseeded, thinly sliced

Dressing
1 large lemon, rind finely grated, juiced
2 teaspoons paprika
1/4 cup olive oil

Method

Bring stock to the boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Place couscous in a large, heatproof bowl. Pour over boiling stock. Stir with a fork. Cover with foil and stand for 5 minutes or until stock is absorbed. Stir couscous gently with a fork to separate grains.

Cut haloumi into 3 lengthways. Heat oil in a small frying pan over medium heat. Add haloumi and cook for 1 to 2 minutes each side or until golden. Transfer to a chopping board. Cut each slice into 12 cubes. Add to couscous with chickpeas, green onion, mint and chilli. Toss to combine.

Make dressing Whisk lemon rind, 1/4 cup lemon juice, paprika and oil in a jug until well combined.

Pour dressing over salad. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Serve.

Notes

To turn into a main Add the shredded meat from a large barbecued chicken with the chickpeas in step 2.

Source
Super Food Ideas - December 2005, Page 82
Recipe by Michelle Lucia  

More from the Lebanese Recipes Kitchen:

Green couscous with broad beans, dill and pistachios
Pomegranate tabouli
Middle Eastern lamb & orzo salad
Chicken Kebab Salad
Lamb kebabs with minted yoghurt
Lamb kebab with sage 

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