Mediterranean Couscous Salad

Mediterranean Couscous Salad

Time: 16 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 cup hot vegetable stock or 1 cup chicken stock
  • 12 kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1/2 large red capsicum, diced small
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and diced small
  • 1 small head of broccoli
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander or 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 3 shallots, sliced fine

Directions

  • 1 Mix couscous and stock in a bowl which has a lid, let stand uncovered.
  • 2 Meanwhile, mix olives, capsicum, tomatoes herbs and shallots together in a bowl.
  • 3 Mix balsamic, lemon juice and garlic.
  • 4 Pour 1/3 of dressing over vegetables, mix well.
  • 5 Chop the broccoli into small florets about 1/2 inch wide. Cut the stalk into small pieces (about the size of a corn kernel. You want most things to be the same size in this salad.).
  • 6 By now the couscous should be almost ready.
  • 7 Add the broccoli to the couscous and put the lid on loosely.
  • 8 Microwave for 1 minute.
  • 9 Add to the salad mix and toss.
  • 10 Pour over 1/2 the remaining dressing, toss, add the remaining dressing, toss well.
  • 11 Serve whilst still warm.
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