This is a super side to serve with lamb. You can add in extra ingredients like 150g of crumbled goat’s cheese too if you like. It’s also great served on it’s own as a BBQ side. Whisking up some natural Greek yoghurt along with fresh mint and honey or pomegranate molasses and using as a dressing to accompany works brilliantly too.

8 Responses to “Cous Cous, Spiced Chickpea, Mint and Pomegranate Salad”

  1. Rachel
    January 9, 2013 at 3:54 am

    Hi Katie,
    Just discovered your blog and am l o v i n g it!
    Please explain what EVOO and, as I’ve never heard of it, what a suitable South African substitute would be.
    Thanks,
    Rachel

    • January 10, 2013 at 7:18 am

      I’ve just discovered this blog too and am feeling very inspired.
      Rachel, I Googled EVOO as I too was clueless. It is an acronym for extra virgin olive oil.

      • Rachel
        January 15, 2013 at 1:51 am

        Thanks Maria! Am feeling a little sheepish about not knowing that one … :) At least I’ve got it in my cupboard and don’t have to source it!

  2. Katie
    January 10, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Yes EVOO is Extra Virgin Olive OIl – a acronym I borrowed from US chef Rachael Ray! Initially I hated the term but I can say it’s a lot quicker to type! :)

  3. Sylvia
    January 10, 2013 at 11:22 am

    I am now enjoying this salad for my lunch as I type this comment, love your work :) Will be making this for any future family bbqs, I love the sweetness the pomegranate brings to the salad, would work a treat with barbecued meat. I took up the suggestion of adding goat’s cheese and some cucumber too. Thanks again for sharing this recipe :)

  4. Liz
    January 26, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Thanks so much for sharing. Made this salad for dinner and loved the crunch from the almonds and the sweetness from the pomegranate. We have just welcomed a new son 5 weeks ago and I am loving your salad recipes on the blog, keep up the good work!

  5. Mimi
    February 27, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Great salad idea! :) Always looking for fast but delicious lunch reciepes for busy working me on the run! :D … happy when its possible to combine taste and easy cooking! Thanks a lot!

  6. Doria
    August 9, 2013 at 1:47 am

    Sounds like a great recipe. I am trying to give up wheat, so I am going to substitute quinoa for the cous cous.

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