Fruity Couscous Salad served either hot or cold, as a main dish recipebook3or as an appetiser. Savour our Couscous Salad recipe.

You will need:

  • 500 g couscous
  • 1 large red onion
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 400 ml water
  • 120 g peanuts
  • 120 g apricots
  • 120 g sultanas
  • 220 g sun dried tomatoes
  • ½ cucumber
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 bunch coriander
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 knife
  • 2 large bowls
  • 1 lid to cover bowls
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • 1 measuring jug

* Serves: 4

* Preparation Time: 15 minutes

* Cooking Time: 15 minutes


  • Step 1: Add the couscous

First of all pour the couscous into one of the large bowls.

Add a pinch of salt and two tablespoons of olive oil, to the couscous.

  • Step 2: Add water

Now, take the boiling water and pour it over the couscous.

Then, give it a quick stir and cover with a lid.

Leave to stand for a couple of minutes, while we continue with the rest of the recipe.
  • Step 3: Mix the other ingredients

Taking the other bowl, we need to add the chopped onion.

Add the chopped peanuts.

And the roughly chopped apricots.

Now add the sultanas.

Add the roughly chopped sun dried tomatoes.

At this point you can add the finely chopped cucumber.

And finally add the chopped coriander and the lemon juice.

  • Step 4: Add to the couscous

Then spoon the mixture into the couscous.

  • Step 5: Stir and season

Give it a quick stir with a wooden spoon and add salt and pepper to season before serving.

  • Step 6: Serve

The couscous is now ready and can be enjoyed hot or cold.