Serves: 4
Preparation time: 10-15 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Calories/serving: 271


  • 175 g / 6 oz / 1 cup couscous

  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced

  • 150 g / 5 oz / 1 cup cherry tomatoes, finely chopped

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped

  • a small bunch of mint, finely chopped

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place the couscous in a large, heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water.

  2. Cover the bowl tightly with cling film and set to one side for 10-15 minutes until the couscous has absorbed all of the water.

  3. Fluff the couscous with a fork and stir through the olive oil, cucumber, tomato, shallot and mint.

  4. Adjust the seasoning to taste before spooning into bowls and serving.


by Chris Ching

With a nick name of Chris Smile because of the warm smile on her face all the time :) Believes that by empowering the public to have more information and knowledge in healthcare, we will have a better healthcare environment and experience. View all articles by Chris Ching.


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