Couscous salad with spicy beef meatballs and mint

Recipe from: 26 October 2015
recipe, meatballs, salad

Ingredients 24
Servings 1
Minutes 00:15

Ingredients

Serving Change
  • 180
    g
    whole-wheat couscous
  • 1
    Tbs
    olive oil
  • 2
    cup
    boiling hot chicken stock
  • SPICY MEATBALLS:
  • 500
    g
    lean beef mince
  • 1
    tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1
    Tbs
    ground cumin
  • 1
    tsp
    ground coriander
  • 1
    Tbs
    crushed chilli flakes
  • 2
    Tbs
    toasted sesame seeds
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • Oil for frying
  • SALSA:
  • 75
    g
    pomegranate rubies
  • 250
    g
    baby Rosa tomatoes, halved
  • 4
    red salad onions, chopped
  • DRESSING:
  • 2
    Tbs
    lemon juice
  • 3
    Tbs
    olive oil
  • TO SERVE:
  • 100
    g
    Turkish apricots, chopped
  • 100
    g
    almonds, toasted
  • 50
    g
    pistachio, toasted
  • 100
    g
    baby spinach leaves
 

Method

00:15
 
Heat a medium-sized frying pan, dry-fry the couscous for 2–3 minutes, until toasted and golden, remove from heat and place in a heat-proof bowl. Add the olive oil and pour over the chicken stock, cover with clingwrap and allow to stand for 5 minutes.

Place mince in a bowl; add spices and sesame seeds, season well, roll mince into small balls and place on a baking tray. Heat a small frying pan, add oil and fry meatballs until golden and cooked through, set aside.

For the salsa:
Toss together all the ingredients.

For the dressing:
Whisk together the oil and lemon juice.

To assemble:
Fluff couscous with a fork, place on a platter, add meatballs, apricots, nuts and baby spinach leaves, season, drizzle over dressing and serve topped with the salsa.

Text and image:Fairlady


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