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Roast Vegetable and Couscous Salad - Winter Salad Recipe

Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Author Nicola Turner



  • Heat oven to 200?C/390?F and wash vegetables.
  • Chop all vegetables roughly into one-inch cubes, place in a roasting tray and generously cover with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle vegetables with chilli flakes, salt and pepper and shake to ensure coated well.
  • Place in the oven to roast for 40 minutes, shaking halfway
  • Place couscous in a bowl with cayenne pepper, paprika and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Pour boiling water over couscous (it should come to 1 cm above the level of the couscous) and cover with lid or cling film until all the water is absorbed.
  • Stir the couscous and the vegetables together in a bowl, add a splash of olive oil and the basil leaves.
  • Transfer to serving bowl and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
  • Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and some fresh ground black pepper.