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Couscous salad

This time last year, I worked in a PR agency. Towards the end of the summer, we had a little barbecue for which we ordered catering. Amongst other tasty salads and dips, this couscous salad stood out to me - it was so delicious, I can't even tell you. Right the next morning, I sent an email to the catering service asking for the recipe, which, suprisingly, they actually sent to me!

This doesn't look like much, but trust me - it's really yummy and a perfect side salad!


The recipe didn't actually come with measurements. However, I found that trusting your gut feeling works pretty well here!

FOR THE SALAD:
Couscous
Fresh and dried fruit (I used fresh figs & oranges and dried dates this time; apricots and pomegranate seeds would work nicely, too)
Walnuts

FOR THE DRESSING:
(Fresh) Orange juice
Olive oil
Salt & Pepper
Honey
A little bit of cinnamon


HOW TO:
Cook the couscous as it says on the packaging and put in the fridge to cool. It's up to you if you want to let it cool completely or just chill down a little before you mix everything together.

While it cools down, make your dressing. I suggest using a little bit of everything at a time, mixing your couscous in gradually once it's chilled and just giving it a little taste. It should be fruity but not sour, which is why you mix the honey in. Chop up your fruits and mix them in, too. You can either mix the walnuts in or sprinkle them on top.

This is delicious with a barbecue, with fish or with falafel - all options are complementing the fresh, zingy flavour well. It also tastes even better the next day, when the dressing took its time to really sink into all the ingredients. Enjoy! :)
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8 comments

  1. Great recipe! I'd definitely pair this with salmon :)

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    1. This would go nicely with salmon! It's so versatile, it can literally be paired with every option, no matter if meat, fish, vegetarian or vegan :) x

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  2. This looks delicious! I love couscous so I'm sure I'll like it :) Thanks for sharing!

    xx Cheryl
    SwissBeautyTalk

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    1. It's really yummy, I like that you can add as many (or little) different fresh and dried fruits as you like and you can vary it every time you make it! :) xx

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  3. I love couscous so much. This looks absolutely delicious.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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    1. It is! :) It's so versatile as well, you can make this as summery or autumnal as you like, depending on what fruit you put in! xx

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  4. Did somebody mention Cous Cous? I LOVE it :) one of my go to foods. www.shehearts.net

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    1. I have a confession to make... until I first tried the salad at the BBQ last year, I had never tried couscous! I'm not sure if I had even heard of it? :D But now I love to cook it, too. Such a nice alternative to the usual green salad! xx

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