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Thursday, 27 February 2014

Passion Fruit, Mango and Red Pepper Couscous


As a change from dribbling some passion fruit over our kiwi favourite pavlova I dressed a couscous salad with their juices to give an intriguing sweet fruity flavour which is not overpowering.

Ingredients: 

11/2 cups of couscous
6 passion fruit
1 large red pepper (diced)
1 large mango (diced)
1/4 cup of olive oil
the juice of a small lemon
a handful of coriander and parsley
salt and black pepper

Method:

Pour 1 1/2 cups of boiling water over the couscous
Cover and leave to absorb the liquid for 3 minutes.
Uncover and loosen the grains with a fork
Halve 6 passion fruit and scoop out their flesh
Sieve this to remove the pips.
Stir the passion fruit juice though the couscous.
Add the olive oil.
Stir in the diced mango , red pepper, coriander and parsley
Sharpen the flavour to taste with lemon juice
Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper

You could sprinkle this couscous with toasted pinenuts which would some crunch and more flavour but as they are quite expensive I'm happy to serve it without.




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