Whenever I use couscous it is always really bland. Can someone give me ideas for a couscous salad - have got cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, raisins, apricots................. and various other 'storecupboard stuff'. What can I do to make it really tasty?
What do you make it up with? Use stock, rather than water, then dress with oil and squeeze a lemon in. Your ingredients sound fine, though I would also chop a big bunch of parsley and mix that through.
Yes, make up with stock not water. Sometimes I throw in a knob of butter which melts in while its absorbing the stock. Sometimes extra virgin olive oil. salt, pepper and my two staple recipes are either.
1. drained jar of Artichokes, panfried halloumi, coriander and mint 2. roasted veg (peppers, asparagus, toms, onion, mushs, courgettes, etc) and whole garlic cloves, oil - 30min on high - scrape all into couscous and squeeze garlic out of its skin. Nice with fresh coriander, mint, basil. Nice with feta, halloumi or goats cheese.
I use stock as well. And finely chopped spring onions, celery, pepper, parsley, a splash of lemon juice and chick peas. Before adding all this, separate with a fork and a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper.