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Couscous Salad With Roasted Vegetables -- Delia Smith

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“From Delia Smith's TV series "Summertime". This recipe is most forgiving. If you want to stretch it to serve more, add more roasted veggies. It makes a hearty summer lunch, a great starter, a filling winter side dish paired with warm soup.”
1hr 10mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Roast desired vegetables in hot oven, 400°F.
  2. Toast cumin seeds in hot, heavy pan. Remove to mortar and pestle when toasted. Grind as desired.
  3. Prepare couscous by covering couscous with hot vegetable stock.
  4. While couscous is plumping, prepare dressing by mixing tomato paste, lime juice, olive oil, cumin seeds and cayenne.
  5. Arrange layer of greens on large plate.
  6. Arrange roasted vegetables plus fennel over greens.
  7. Scatter blobs of goats' cheese over vegetables.
  8. Arrange remaining greens and scatter fennel fronds over the top.
  9. Sprinkle with nigella seeds.
  10. Dress salad at the table.

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