Surely the best recipes are those that can easily be adapted, giving you the chance to get creative in the kitchen. That’s exactly why we love this couscous salad. Simply prepare the basic elements, then give the salad your own spin by adding the toppings you find tastiest!
Fresh, summery salads are ideal for outdoor suppers on the patio with loved ones. You could serve this couscous salad in small bowls with the aromatic dressing on the side. Alternatively, lay out the various elements buffet-style and invite your guests to create their own salads according to their individual preferences. The latter is a great option if you’re catering for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians; everyone will be happy.
Couscous is lighter than pasta, contains more protein than rice and is an excellent source of immune system-boosting selenium. Cooking couscous in the oven is just as easy as on the hob and leads to softer, fluffier grains.
With this recipe, you can use up bread you’ve had for a day or two, as well as leftovers (we’re always looking for ways to reduce waste!). You can top your salad with anything from cheese to chicken, knowing that couscous’ mild taste will let your chosen flavours take centre stage. Add crunch with croutons plus nutrient-rich nuts and seeds; add creamy softness with the yogurt-based dressing. This salad is truly a fabulous fusion of contrasting textures.
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