THIS UNUSUAL RECIPE IS A TRIBUTE TO MY YEARS SPENT IN THE MIDDLE EAST. IT’S A CRACKING DISH TO MAKE FOR FRIENDS, PERFECT TO EAT WHILE WATCHING TV, OR TO SERVE AS A MAIN COURSE FOR A MORE FORMAL DINNER PARTY.
First, make the couscous salad. Put the couscous into a bowl and pour on 350ml boiling water. Cover and leave to stand for 10 minutes or until softened and the water is absorbed. Add the cumin, lemon zest and juice, olive oil, parsley and salt to taste. Mix gently, cover and keep warm.
For the avocado salad, halve, peel and stone the avocados and cut into 1cm d