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Cous Cous Salad

Serves 4 Takes 5 mins to cook Takes  15 mins to prepare Vegetarian 1 5 a day portions


200g instant cous cous

250ml boiling water

Juice of half a lemon

2 tomatoes, chopped

A chunk of cucumber, diced

1 spring onion, sliced finely

A quarter each of red and yellow peppers, chopped

Lots of chopped herbs: mint, parsley or coriander

Black pepper



Put the cous cous in a bowl and add the boiling water.  Stir it around with the fork until it soaks up all the water – this will take a few minutes.


Add the lemon juice and fluff it up with the fork again.


Add the chopped vegetables and herbs and some black pepper.



Serve with grilled chicken or fish and a green salad for a healthy low fat lunch or dinner

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