Yet another recipe from Plenty. Couscous is one of those things you either love or hate ... if your a hater stop reading now.
If you're a lover like me you will really appreciate this new spin on a couscous salad
160ml boiling water or stock
1 small onion thinly sliced
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cumin
50g shelled unsalted pistachios, toasted and roughly chopped
3 spring onions finely sliced
1 fresh green chilli finely sliced
30g rocket chopped
2tbsp chopped tarragon
2tbsp chopped chilli
2tbsp chopped mint
90ml good olive oil
put the couscous in a heat-proof bowl, cover with the boiling water, then cover the bowl with a plate and leave for 10 minutes.
Thinly slice a small onion, fry til soft and golden in a little oil, then add a the cumin, salt and mix. Leave to cool.
Next make the paste.In a food processor, whizz up all the ingredients until smooth.
Mix the herb paste into the cooked couscous, fluffing it up with a fork.
To this add the onion mixture, 3 finely chopped spring onions, chilli, pistachios and rocket leaves and gently mix.
season to taste and serve at room temperature