How to make Couscous Salad with Goat Cheese - Couscous can be used in a variety of salads – here it has goat cheese to enhance its taste

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Main Ingredients : Couscous (कूसकूस), Goat cheese (गोट चीज़)

Cuisine : Moroccan

Course : Salads

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Couscous Salad with Goat Cheese
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Tajins and pastillas are true symbols of Moroccan food.  Moroccan cuisine has retained its traditionalism. In a broad sense Moroccan food is a part of Mediterranean cuisine. Various influences like Arabs, Moors can be traced in their food. The food here largely depends on seasonal and local produce. 
The people are diet conscious and give a lot of importance to the use of fresh vegetables like carrots, cabbage, eggplant, pumpkin, zucchini, onions, peppers etc. which not only add a lot of colour but also plenty of nutrients to the dishes. They also use plenty of lentils and beans whereas meat is used  in moderation.  They do use plenty of Atlantic fish and seafood. Perhaps it is a result of the country having the longest coastline among other Arab countries. 

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Couscous Salad with Goat Cheese Recipe

  • Couscous 1 cup

  • Goat cheese crumbled 1/4 cup

  • Butter 2 teaspoons

  • Shimeji mushrooms halved 12-15

  • Grated zest of 1 orange

  • Orange juice 1/2 cup

  • Walnuts toasted 1/4 cup

  • Carrot peeled and sliced 1 small

  • Red radishes cut into roundels 2-3

  • Kale leaves 10-15

  • Dressing

  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons

  • Lemon juice 1/2 tablespoon

  • Mustard paste 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

Method

Step 1

Heat butter in a non-stick pan. Add mushrooms and sauté well for two minutes. Drain and set aside in a bowl.

Step 2

To make the dressing, put olive oil, lemon juice, mustard paste, salt and crushed peppercorns in a bowl and mix well.

Step 3

Heat half cup of water in another non-stick pan, add orange zest and orange juice, mix continue to heat.

Step 4

Put couscous in another bowl and pour the flavoured water into it. Mix well, cover and set aside for five minutes.

Step 5

Fluff up the couscous grains with a fork. Add walnuts, carrots, sautéed mushrooms, cheese, radish and kale leaves and toss.

Step 6

Add the dressing, toss till well mixed and serve immediately.