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Quick, easy and tasty - vegetarian but meat eaters will ove it too!
A simple warm salad of chickpeas, raisins and couscous, made extra special by the dressing, served with fried halloumi cheese.

Posted by Jane W. from Fleet, England, United Kingdom • Published See Jane W.'s 10 projects »
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  • How to cook a couscous salad. Fried Halloumi With Chickpea And Lime Couscous - Step 1
    Step 1

    Choose a really well flavoured olive oil for the dressing and drizzling. I used The Bay Tree's Mediterranean Herb Oil, infused with a delicious blend of herbs, rock salt, garlic flakes, peppercorns and chopped bell peppers.

  • Step 2

    Place the couscous in a small lidded saucepan. . Add the salt and water, cover and allow to stand for 15 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Stir in the olive oil, lime rind and juice and raisins, cover again and leave until a few minutes before serving – if you have time to leave it for half an hour, the raisins will absorb some of the dressing and plump up.

  • How to cook a couscous salad. Fried Halloumi With Chickpea And Lime Couscous - Step 4
    Step 4

    Mix in the chickpeas just before heating. If it is a hot day, you may prefer to serve this cold as a salad, in which case it’s ready to go.

  • Step 5

    A few minutes before serving, quickly fry the halloumi in moderately hot oil on both sides, while gently heating the couscous mixture, stirring occasionally to prevent it from sticking.

  • How to cook a couscous salad. Fried Halloumi With Chickpea And Lime Couscous - Step 6
    Step 6

    Serve up the couscous with two slices of halloumi on each plate, sprinkle with spring onions and drizzle a little more olive oil over and around the dish.

  • How to cook a couscous salad. Fried Halloumi With Chickpea And Lime Couscous - Step 7
    Step 7

    I tried the oil as part of a craft test here on Cut Out and Keep. I loved the elegant, stylish bottle and the prettily displayed herbs and spices. The choice of flavourings makes it perfect for sunny, summery recipes.

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