The giant couscous is cooked differently to regular itty bitty couscous (you know...in a bowl, boiling water poured over and left, covered, to plump up) and is slightly chewier in my opinion, but mixed with regular couscous it can offer an additional texture to a salad like this one. So, once cooked...the GIANT couscous is mixed with the regular couscous, a little olive oil and then, a heap of baby tomatoes sliced into quarters, handfuls of parsley and basil chopped up, some minced garlic, chopped green onions and some balsamic vinegar...oh and salt and pepper of course!
Sunday, 25 July 2010
Giant couscous and baby tomato salad
I accidently ordered GIANT couscous a month or so ago with our groceries. When it arrived I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with it...and then...Yotam Ottolenghi came along (surprise surprise). In Plenty he offers a Tomato Celebration, different tomatoes tossed with loadsa herbs and Giant couscous. Perfect! I thought, and got to creating my own version based on what I had to hand...