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Healthy Vegetarian Recipes

Healthy Vegetarian Recipes


Apple and Moroccan Giant Couscous Salad

A fresh and fruity dish that makes a lovely light lunch.

Serves: 2

What you’ll need
3 tbsp dry sherry
50g sultanas or raisins
200g giant couscous
1 tsp smoked paprika
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground cumin
1 Pink Lady apple, cored and diced
2 shallots, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 tsp fresh root ginger, finely grated
½ red chili, de-seeded and finely chopped
25g pack fresh mint, leaves only finely chopped
grated zest of 1 lemon
1 tbsp pine nuts, toasted

What to do
1. Put the sherry into a small saucepan and gently bring just below the boil. Add the sultanas and set aside to soak.

2. Meanwhile put the couscous into a saucepan of boiling water and gently simmer for 6-8 minutes until swollen and tender.

3. Drain in a sieve and rinse in cold water. Drain again thoroughly, using the base of a bowl to squeeze out any excess liquid. Set aside.

4. Put the paprika, cinnamon and cumin in to a dry frying pan and gently heat until fragrant.

5. Transfer to a large bowl. Add all the remaining ingredients and stir in the couscous, sultanas and soaking sherry. Check seasoning and serve.


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