SEN­SA­TIONAL SAL­ADS

Bowl food at its best: de­li­cious, nu­tri­tious and per­fect for lunch or din­ner.

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Three su­per healthy meals to en­joy for lunch or din­ner, straight from the bowl!

MEDITER­RANEAN COUS­COUS SALAD WITH FRESH HERBS

SERVES 2 (OR 4 AS A SIDE) PREP 15 MINS COOK 15 MINS

1 small white onion, chopped a few sprigs fresh chives into 1cm pieces a few sprigs pars­ley

200ml red wine vine­gar a few sprigs fresh co­rian­der 4 tbsp olive oil 10 fresh mint leaves

200g cous­cous 10 black olives, pit­ted 1 vegetable stock cube (Kala­matas are good) 400ml boil­ing wa­ter 1 lemon, zest only 1 cap­sicum, chopped into 50g sun-dried toma­toes 1cm pieces packed in olive oil, drained, 11/2 tsp ground cumin and cut into strips

1 medium cu­cum­ber, peeled, salt and coarsely ground but leave some strips of skin black pep­per

(it’s eas­i­est to do this with a potato peeler) ONE Com­bine onion and vine­gar in a small glass bowl. Set aside. TWO Heat half the oil in a large fry­ing pan over medium heat.

Add cous­cous and cook, stir­ring oc­ca­sion­ally, for 10 mins, or un­til golden brown and crisp.

THREE Dis­solve stock cube in the boil­ing wa­ter, pour over cous­cous and re­move pan from heat. Cover with a tea towel, and tightly with a lid, to seal in steam. Set aside to let cous­cous ab­sorb liq­uid. FOUR In an­other fry­ing pan, heat re­main­ing oil. Sauté cap­sicum and cumin un­til cap­sicum is lightly cooked but not limp, about 5 mins. FIVE Slice cu­cum­ber length­ways in half, scoop out and dis­card seeds, then slice length­ways in half again. Chop into 1cm pieces. Roughly chop to­gether chives, pars­ley, fresh co­rian­der and mint. Crush olives into bite-sized pieces with your fin­gers.

SIX Trans­fer cous­cous to a large bowl and sep­a­rate grains with a fork. Make sure there are no clumps. Add all in­gre­di­ents, in­clud­ing lemon zest and sun-dried toma­toes, sea­son to taste, and mix well.

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