It’s hot enough to sit outside and feeling like something light, refreshing summery and cold for lunch I threw together this salad. The addition of mango is maybe a little bizarre sounding but it really does work very well.
For 2 hungry eaters:
Follow the instructions on your fast cook couscous package and make up enough couscous for 3 people ( in my case 1 mug couscous to 1 mug boiling stock, mix in a saucepan heat together and then cover and stand to one side until couscous finished).
Ingredients for 2 people as main meal:
couscous for 3 people ready made and cooled
1/2 mango chopped into small cubes
1/2 cucumber chopped into small cubes
1 medium tomato, vine ripened, chopped into medium cubes, I leave skin on but you can de-skin if you prefer
1/2 cup black olives chopped into really small chunks
1/2 cup capers (if brined rinse, if salted, rinse REALLY well) – chop into small chunks
1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes in oil, drain chop into cubes
1 lettuce heart torn into bite sized pieces, or if you like single leaves upon which you heap the couscous mixture
1-2 tablespoons really good extra virgin olive oil – I like tuscan grassy style olive oil
Mix all ingredients and add salt as needed, add extra olive oil to taste, and serve!