Tomato Couscous Salad

Cook time 45 minutes
Servings 6-8

Ingredients

500g (2 ½ cups) instant couscous
400ml (2 cups) boiling water
100ml crushed tomatoes
4 tbs olive oil
Juice of ½ a lemon
1 punnet cherry tomatoes, cut into 4 pieces
½ tsp. cumin, toasted in a pan for 30 seconds
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 bunch mint, leaves picked and roughly chopped
Salt and pepper

Tomato Couscous Salad

Method

Place the couscous in a salad bowl with the olive oil, crushed tomatoes and lemon juice and a good pinch of salt. Use your hand to rub the couscous grains with these ingredients. Let sit for 3 minutes. Now add the boiling water and couscous and cover the bowl with foil. Let sit for 6-8 minutes until tender. Now, with a fork fluff the couscous until all grains are separated. Add the onions, mint, cherry tomatoes and cumin. Season again if necessary.

TIP: It is really important to cover the couscous when you have added the water. This will ensure it steam evenly and all the grains are cooked through well.