Refreshing Couscous Mint Salad

von Claudia am 10. Juli 2013, 2 Kommentare

couscous mint salad

Last saturday was the first time I attended a supperclub dinner. Supperclubs are private underground restaurants or actually dinner parties, which are organized at somebody’s home or at secret places. They are advertised via the internet, social media and word of mouth and the number of guests is limited. The host invites a certain number of „strangers“ for a self-cooked dinner menu.

I just recently heard about supperclubs and was well excited about the idea to spend an evening with total strangers who as enthusiastic about food as I am. It really was a great experience. The atmosphere was unique and we had a four-course-dinner accompanied by great wines. I would definitely do it again.

Other than discovering secret dinner parties, my food activities recently revolved around creating new salad recipes for dinner as the summer has now finally arrived and we are enjoying warm weather and sunshine all day long.

I had a takeaway salad the other week, which was a super refreshing couscous mint salad and so I tried to reconstruct the recipe last night. The lemon dressing and the fragrant mint leaves give this salad its summery flavour. You can enjoy it warm or cold and it also makes a great work lunch.

Serves two:

  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 red pepper, cut into small cubes
  • 1 yellow pepper, cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped almonds
  • 1 small carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 good handful of fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 100g feta cheese

  • For the dressing:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Juice from 1 1/2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed with a garlic press
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • Pepper and salt

  • Combine the couscous with double the amount of water and a pinch of salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Remove the pan from the heat and stir to moisten the couscous. Close the lid to let the couscous sit for about ten minutes and stir occasionally. When the couscous is“ready“, blend in the vegetables, mint, almonds and crumbled feta cheese. Set aside. Combine all dressing ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir well. Mix dressing with the couscous.

    2 Kommentare zu “Refreshing Couscous Mint Salad

    1. Claudia, your site is so beautiful! I'm so happy to have found it! I love that idea of the supper club. I've gone to a few with friends, but have never heard of doing it with strangers. Sounds adventurous! This salad is gorgeous! I love these flavors and colors. Salads like this are my favorite. I could make a meal of them. Looking forward to trying this soon!

    2. Sieht so schön locker-frisch aus! Leider vertrag ich keine Paprika … ich mach meinen Couscoussalat stattdessen gerne entweder mit Oliven & Tomaten & Koriander oder mit Schalotten & Aprikosen & Petersilie. Aber ich schweife schon wieder ab … Liebe Grüße, Anna.

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