Friday, 27 July 2012

Cous Cous Salad with Orange Balsamic Dressing

When I use to live in Christchurch, I had a Alison Holst recipe book that had a similar recipe to this, actually this recipe was inspired by hers.  I unfortunately left the book in Christchurch when I moved to Dunedin.  I have the knack for loosing things as time goes on.  Especially things I really like.  I use to make this every Sunday in summer for the Sunday session BBQ's I use to throw.  There was never any leftovers!

1 cup of cous cous
1 x 400gram of canned chickpea's drained.
1/2 a jar of Delmain Char grilled capsicums (680grams)
1/2 a red onion diced very finely
1 large handful of baby spinach


1/4 cup of Orange juice
2 tablespoons of balsamic 
1 tablespoon of oil
1 teaspoon of ground cumin
Salt & pepper to taste


Add the cous cous to a bowl, boil water and add water till the water is just above the cous cous.  Put a lid or a plate over the bowl for 5 minutes, use a fork to fluff the cous cous. 

 Add the balsamic, oil, ground cumin  to the orange juice and stir till combined.

 Add the rest of the ingredients and add the dressing.  

Stir till the dressing is evenly distributed. Add salt and pepper to taste...

If you are looking for more things to add to this, I would recommend roasting some pumpkin, and crumble feta on top and maybe 1/2 a tsp of cinnimon.

Images by me.


  1. Yum, this sounds really good. Well definitely be giving it a try.

  2. Hi, It is really good you would love it in summer with a BBQ, Thanks for liking my blog BTW!