• Couscous feta and pine nut salad

Couscous feta and pine nut salad

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (500ml) water
  • 1 cup (190g) couscous
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) olive oil
  • 125g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 6 spring onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, diced
  • 1/4 cup (90g) toasted pine nuts

Method

Step 1
Bring the water to the boil in a saucepan over high heat. Remove from the heat and stir in the couscous. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes.

Step 2
Scrape the couscous into a mixing bowl; with a fork to separate the grains and refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour.

Step 3
Once the couscous is cold make the dressing by whisking together the salt, black pepper, red wine vinegar and Dijon mustard in a small bowl.

Step 4
Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while continuing to whisk until the oil has thickened the dressing.

Step 5
Fold the feta cheese, spring onions, parsley and pine nuts into the couscous. Pour the dressing over the top and stir until evenly coated. Chill for 30 minutes before serving.

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