Fig couscous salad

Sadly, autumn is quickly approaching, and we will have to say goodbye to the delicious variety of fresh produce that was available during the summer months. One of the things I will probably miss the most is figs – such a delicious fruit hiding in itself so much sweet flavors. Not only its complex and distinct flavor and texture make it so special to me. When I was little I remember going to my grandmother’s house, located in one of the warmest regions in Bulgaria, where she would always greet me with a basket full of figs and I would stuff myself with as many as I can or until I can no longer move from the chair. I have dedicated my recipe this recipe today to this beautiful moment of my childhood but presented in a more modern and unusual way. 

Ingredients:

5 figs 

1 cup of cous cous 

1 tsp. oregano 

1 bunch fresh basil 

2 spring onion

30 g almonds

Rocket salad 

Half a packet of classic delishu cashew cheese

For the dressing:

1 lemon 

1 tsp. Dijon mustard

1 tbsp. olive oil 

1 tbsp. honey 

What to do?

  1. Start by making the couscous – in a large bowl add 1 cup of cous cous, oregano, fresh basil and lemon zest.
  2. Pour over 1 cup of boiling water and cover with a lid or a plate. 
  3. Leave it like this for about 5 minutes or until the couscous has absorbed the liquid. When ready, fluff up with a fork. 

*The reason why we are doing this is to give the couscous more flavor since on its own this grain is very bland and by adding fresh ingredients such as lemon zest and basil, the couscous absorbs the flavors and is infused with deliciousness. 

4. Afterwards, chop all the ingredients listed above, add to a large bowl along with the fluffed couscous and mix through. 

5. Meanwhile make your dressing by stirring the lemon juice, mustard, olive oil, honey, salt and pepper, and pour over your salad. 

6. Give the salad one last good mix, so that all ingredients are covered with the tasty dressing and serve! 

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