Pink Lady apple and Moroccan giant couscous salad

14 August 2017 by
First published: 14 August 2017

The perfect side for summer barbies, this Pink Lady apple and Moroccan giant couscous salad is a must-try.

Crunchy fresh Pink Lady apple combines beautifully with the smoky spicy aromas of Morocco for the perfect BBQ side! You can use regular couscous if you like, just make according to pack instructions.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Ingredients (serves 2)

3tbsp dry sherry

50g sultanas or raisins

200g giant couscous

1tsp smoked paprika

¼tsp ground cinnamon

½tsp ground cumin

1 Pink Lady® apple, cored and diced

2 shallots, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, crushed

2tsp 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

1tbsp pine nuts, toasted


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

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

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