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Moroccan Salad

Ingredients Required:

1 Spring Onions(s)

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£0.45

1 Green Pepper(s)

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£1.00

1 Cucumber (s)

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£0.69

1 Large Oranges - beautifully sweet and juicy(s)

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£0.40

1 Mint (Bunch)(s)

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£1.00

1 Continental Lollo Lettuce (s)

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£0.99

Couscous
Chick Peas (garbanzo beans)
Sultanas (golden raisins) or raisins
Natural Yogurt

Couscous is a type of semolina made from durum wheat.  It is wonderful in salads, as it readily takes up the flavour of the dressing.

Ingredients:

175g/ 6oz/ 2 cups couscous

1 bunch spring onions (scallions), finely chopped

1 small green (bell) pepper, seeded and chopped

10cm/ 4inch piece of cucumber, chopped

175g/ 6oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rainsed and drained

60g/ 2oz/ 2/3 cup sultanas (golden raisins) or raisins

2 oranges

salth and  pepper

mint sprigs, to garnish

lettuce leaves, to serve

             DRESSING:

Finely grated rind of 1 orange

1 tbsp chopped fresh mint

150ml/ 1/4 pint/ 2/3 cup natural yogurt

Directions:

  1. Put the couscous into a bowl and cover with boiling water.  Leave it to soak for about 15 mins to swell the grains, then stir gently with a fork to separate them.
  2. Add the spring onions (scallions), green (bell) pepper, cucumber, chickpeas (garbanzo beans) and sultanas (golden raisins) or raisins to the  couscous, stirring then season well with salt and pepper.
  3. To make the dressing, place the orange rind, mint and yogurt in a bowl and mix together.  Pour over the couscous mixture and stir to mix well.
  4. Remove the peel and pith from the oranges.  Cut the flesh into segments, removing all the membrane.
  5. Arrange the lettuce leaves on a 4 serving plates.  Devide the couscous mixture between the plates ans arrange the orange segments on top.  Garnish with sprigs of fresh mint and serve.