Christmas Couscous SaladFeed an Army with this recipe!

This Christmas Couscous Salad recipe is just the best! I like Couscous and now I love the Pearl couscous, it is so soft and tender and this recipe just sings Christmas. There is also enough here to feed 20 people!

This Christmas Couscous Salad recipe is just the best!

I like Couscous and now I love the Pearl couscous, it is so soft and tender and this recipe just sings Christmas.

There is also enough here to feed 20 people!

serves
20
time needed
prep cook
ingredients
17
difficulty
Easy
rating (click to rate)
3.5 based on 46 ratings, click to rate

Ingredients

  • 500 grams Pearl Couscous
  • 2 Cups Chicken Stock (optional you may use water)
  • 1/2 Celery
  • 6 Shallots sliced
  • 150 grams Dried Cranberries
  • 100 grams Pine Nuts toasted
  • 100 grams Coconut Flakes toasted
  • 150 grams Almond Flakes -toasted

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Vinegar
  • 3 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ginger minced
  • 1 tsp Fresh Garlic minced
  • 1 Lime juiced


Method

  1. Pour chicken stock or water into large saucepan and bring to the boil. Add cous cous pearls, cover and cook for 8-10 minutes, the stock or water will be all absorbed when cooked.
  2. While cous cous is cooking chop shallots and celery, then add to a large bowl with cranberries, pine nuts, coconut flakes and almond flakes and toss until all mixed well.
  3. Again while cous cous is cooking place all dressing ingredients in a bowl or jug, heat in microwave for 1 minute. Stir and if sugar is not dissolved heat again for a further 30 seconds until all sugar is dissolved. Shouldn't take any longer than 2 minutes.
  4. Add cooked cous cous pearls to large bowl with chopped and toasted salad ingredients, mix well.
  5. Add dressing just prior to serving. You can also serve dressing in a jug on table that way it will keep for 3 days in an airtight container in refrigerator.

Notes

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • Christmas Cous Cous is not suitable for freezing, keep refrigerated in airtight container for up to 3 days, best kept this way with dressing stored refrigerated in a jar.
  • Before serving shake dressing and microwave for 30 seconds to a 1 minute.

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