Couscous Salad

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This salad is a nutritious, filing dish perfect for summer garden parties, picnics and barbecues.

Ingredients

  • 150 g couscous
  • 4 tbsp Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons low-fat natural yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cucumber, finely chopped
  • seeds of 1 pomegranate
  • 30 g mint, roughly chopped

Nutritional information

 

Amount per serving

Energy (kcal)

540kcal

Energy (kJ)

2260kJ

Protein (g)

14.2g

Carbohydrate incl. fibre (g)

88.2g

Carbohydrate excl. fibre (g)

78.3g

Sugar (g)

17.7g

Fibre (g)

9.9g

Fat (g)

15.9g

Saturated fat (g)

2.4g

Unsaturated fat (g)

12.1g

Monounsaturated fat (g)

10.2g

Polyunsaturated fat (g)

1.9g

Trans fat (g)

0.0g

Cholesterol (mg)

1mg

Sodium (mg)

40mg

Salt (g)

0.09g

Vitamin A (IU)

849IU

Vitamin C (mg)

28.4mg

Calcium (mg)

137mg

Iron (mg)

2.63mg

Potassium (mg)

752mg

Method

  • 1 Pour the couscous into a large bowl, and add just enough boiling water to cover the couscous. Then cover with cling film and set aside for 15 minutes, so that the couscous can soften and absorb the water.
  • 2 For a light and delicious dressing, mix together the Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise, yoghurt, a tablespoon of lemon juice, lemon zest, cumin and paprika in a small bowl and set aside.
  • 3 Using a table fork, stir up the couscous so that it takes on a fluffy consistency. Then mix with the olive oil, the remaining two tablespoons of lemon juice.
  • 4 Finally, add the red onion, cucumber, pomegranate seeds and mint, drizzle the couscous with the salad dressing, and serve.