Prawn, Tomato and Couscous Salad

    2 hours 35 minutes

    This is a great variation on couscous where prawns and tomatoes are tossed with feta cheese then dressed in a garlic vinaigrette.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 2 cups couscous
    • 2 cups (500ml) water
    • 3/4 cup (180ml) olive oil
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) apple cider vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 red capsicum, chopped
    • 1 yellow capsicum, chopped
    • 680g cooked prawns, peeled and deveined
    • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
    • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:2hours chilling  ›  Ready in:2hours35min 

    1. Pour water into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir in couscous, cover and remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes, then immediately fluff with a fork (otherwise it will clump). Set aside to cool.
    2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Set aside.
    3. In a large salad bowl, toss together the prawns, cooled couscous, red and yellow capsicums, tomatoes, parsley and feta cheese. Whisk vinaigrette to blend, then pour in about half of it over the couscous. Toss to coat and add more dressing to coat thoroughly without drenching. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

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    I copied this recipe several years ago, and have taken it to every holiday and covered dish event since. I do a little less couscous and add some diced cucumber.  -  21 Apr 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was out of this world! I usedd red wine vinigar and lemon zest and it was fantastic! I will make tis again and again this Summer.  -  11 Jun 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I thought this recipe was fantastic!! I used crumbled goat cheese on hand.....very pleased with the results! Can't wait to make again! 7.20.06-Just want to add that I have made this recipe about a dozen times! I actually double the dressing portion and use it for marinading chicken and pork for grilling. Love, love, love!  -  15 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)