• Couscous And Grilled Pepper Salad

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    • 200 gm couscous
    • 4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 clv garlic peeled and minced
    • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
    • 1 x heaped tbsp freshly minced oregano or possibly marjoram
    • 4 lrg red yellow orange peppers grilled and skinned


    1. Place the couscous in a wide bowl and cover with 300ml boiling water.
    2. Fork through cover tightly with clingfilm and leave for 20 to 30 min.
    3. Then fluff up the couscous to remove any lumps.
    4. Add in 1/2 tsp salt and the oil and garlic.
    5. Stir then add in lemon juice and seasoning to taste.
    6. Finally stir through the herbs and the peppers and serve at room temperature.
    7. Either barbecue or possibly grill the peppers: to barbecue place them whole on the grill and keep turning till charred and blackened. Or possibly cut into quarters remove the seeds and membrane then place on a sheet of foil under a grill for 5 - 10 min till charred. Wrap them (whole or possibly quartered) in foil or possibly in a plastic bag till cold sufficient to handle then simply slip off the skins (and remove membranes and seeds for whole peppers). Cut into slivers or possibly dice.
    8. Serves 4

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