Pink Lady® Apple & Maftoul (Moroccan Giant Couscous) Salad
Crunchy fresh Pink Lady® apple combines beautifully with the smoky spicy aromas from Morocco. The perfect lunchbox treat! You can use regular couscous if you like, just make according to pack instructions.
Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Calories: 423 kcal
- 3 tbsp apple juice
- 50 g sultanas or raisins
- 200 g giant couscous
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground cumin
- 1 Pink Lady® apple cored and diced
- 2 shallots finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove crushed
- 2 tsp fresh root ginger finely grated
- ½ red chili de-seeded and finely chopped
- 25 g pack fresh mint leaves only finely chopped
- grated zest of 1 lemon
- 1 tbsp pine nuts toasted
Put the apple juice into a small saucepan and gently bring just below the boil. Add the sultanas and set aside to soak.
Meanwhile put the couscous into a saucepan of boiling water and gently simmer for 6-8 minutes until swollen and tender. Drain in a sieve and rinse in cold water. Drain again thoroughly, using the base of a bowl to squeeze out any excess liquid. Set aside.
Put the paprika, cinnamon and cumin in to a dry frying pan and gently heat until fragrant. Transfer to a large bowl. Add all the remaining ingredients and stir in the couscous, sultanas and soaking sherry. Check seasoning and serve.
A good choice for anyone looking for a tasty menu regular low in fat, saturated fat and salt. Great choice for anyone looking after their heart