About Ground Recipes - Minted Couscous Salad with Berbere

Couscous makes a nourishing and interesting salad, not just a base under meat and fish. This one is full of all sorts of goodies, so makes a meal in itself.


280g couscous
2 cups boiling water
1 cucumber peeled seeded and chopped
1 x 540g can chick peas rinsed well
220g feta cheese crumbled
2 tomatoes diced
3 green onions sliced
½ cup parsley chopped
½ cup black olives
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
salt and pepper to taste

For the dressing:
1/3 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
½ teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon Ground's Berbere
1/8 teaspoon black pepper


Pour boiling water over couscous in a large bowl; cover and let stand 30 minutes until water is absorbed. Add remaining ingredients and combine. In a small bowl mix ingredients for dressing. Pour over salad, mix and refrigerate for a few hours before serving.

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