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Strange yet Wonderful Couscous Salad

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“The list of ingredients may sound odd but the resulting blend of flavours is really amazing. I'd forgotten about this until I went through my old recipe box and I'm so glad I did. But, probably not for kids. I got this from a magazine a long time ago, can't remember which one.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small saucepan bring water to a boil with raisins, salt and 1 Tbsp oil. Stir in couscous, cover, and take off heat. Let stand for 5 minutes then fluff with a fork and transfer to a bowl to cool.
  2. In a small skillet saute the onion and garlic in 2 Tbsp oil over medium low heat until pale golden and soft.
  3. Stir onion mixture into the couscous along with the remaining ingredients including the remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve at room temperature.
  5. This can be made a day ahead, covered and chilled. Bring to room temperature before serving.
  6. Guessing at the servings.

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