Apple and Moroccan Giant Couscous Salad Recipe

A light but wholesome North African salad with a nice contrast between the crunch of Pink Lady® apple and the softness of the couscous.  

<h1>Apple and Moroccan Giant Couscous Salad Recipe</h1>
  • 10 mins to prepare

  • 10 mins to cook

  • Serves 2


  • 3 - Tablespoon dry sherry
  • 50g - Sultanas or raisins
  • 200g - Giant couscous
  • 1 - Tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 - Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 - Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 - Pink Lady® apple, cored and diced
  • 2 - Shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 - Garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 - Tablespoon fresh root ginger, finely grated
  • 1/2 - Red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 25g - Pack fresh mint, leaves only finely chopped
  • 1 - Grated zest of lemon
  • 1 - Tablespoon pine nuts, toasted

Full preparation

  1. Put the sherry into a small saucepan and gently bring just below the boil. Add the sultanas and set aside to soak.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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