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...

The giant couscous is cooked differently to regular itty bitty couscous (you 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!

1 comment:

  1. looks yummy - never seen giant couscous before !