Green Couscous Salad

clock 15 minutes + 5 minutes bowl Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups couscous
  • 1/4 cup currants
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup chopped pistachios (or salted, roasted almonds)
  • 300g sugar snap peas, halved length-ways
  • 250g frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 spring onions, sliced thinly
  • 2 medium avocados, cut into slices
  • 1/3 cup fresh coriander leaves
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
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Method

  • 1. Place couscous and 1 1/2 cups of boiling water in a large heatproof bowl. Cover and stand for 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed, fluffing with a fork occasionally.

  • 2. Cook currants and vinegar in a small saucepan over medium heat for 3 minutes or until vinegar is absorbed. Add to couscous with half the pistachios or almonds, whichever you’re using.

  • 3. Place sugar snap peas and frozen peas in a medium heatproof bowl; add enough boiling water to cover. Stand for 1 minute and drain. Refresh in a bowl of iced water and drain again.

  • 4. Place oil, lime juice and garlic in a screw-top jar; shake well, season.

  • 5. Add peas to couscous mixture with spring onion, avocado and dressing; stir gently to combine. Top with remaining pistachios or almonds, and fresh herbs.

  • Tip: You can use pearl couscous instead of regular couscous. Follow the cooking directions on the packet.

  • PER SERVE

  • • Energy 2360Kj • Protein 14g • Total Fat 33g • Saturated Fat 5g • Carbohydrates 48g • Sugars 10g • Sodium 36mg

  • Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation

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