Justine’s Christmas Cous-Cous salad

Justine's Christmas Cous-Cous salad

A tasty festive salad that is a treat for the eyes as well as the stomach!

This unusual and colourful salad can be served as part of a Christmas buffet or as a side dish with any of the main dishes listed in Viva!’s Very Veggie Christmas website. It would go especially well with the Aubergine Towers & Roast Tomato Sauce.

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  • 250g/9oz cous cous
  • 250ml/9 fl oz boiling water
  • 2 tsp of harissa sauce (Belazu’s rose harissa is best)
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 pomegranate (separate the seeds)
  • 50g/2oz toasted almonds
  • Large sprig flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 50g/2oz pine nuts, toasted
  • Instructions

    1. Put the cous cous in a bowl and cover with boiling water, leave for 5 minutes. When it is ready, plump it up with a fork

    2. Stir in the harissa paste until it is evenly distributed and coloured. Stir in the onion, peppers, pomegranate seeds, almonds and herbs.

    3. Transfer to a wide flat serving bowl. Sprinkle the pine nuts on the top and serve.

    Optional extras / notes

    • Preparation/cooking time 1 hour

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