Couscous and Pomegranate Salad

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Appears in

The Gate Easy Vegetarian Cookbook

The Gate Easy Vegetarian Cookbook

By Adrian Daniel and Michael Daniel

Published 2007

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This classic Lebanese salad, which includes one of our favourite fruits, is stunning both visually and on the tastebuds. We often serve this dish with our Middle Eastern platters.


  • boiling water 250 ml (9 fl oz)
  • couscous 150 g (


  1. Pour the water over the couscous, cover with clingfilm, and leave to soak and absorb the water for 15 minutes.
  2. To deseed the pomegranate, cut it into quarters and then release the seeds by pressing against the outside skin. Make sure all the yellow pith is removed because it is very bitter.
  3. To make the dressing, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, and sa