This week’s French Friday challenge is another grain-based salad. I only have one rice salad that I make consistently, so these are always a bit different for me. This one is generously flavored with spices in the stock for the couscous. Cumin, tumeric, ginger and cinnamon are the warm spices used here, along with the flavoring of lemon, cilantro, and the added elements of bell pepper, carrot, snap peas, chick peas and raisins.
The broth is simmered with the spices, then the couscous added. Once the couscous has been added, the raisins are placed on top to allow them to plump a little as well. Meanwhile, all of the fresh ingredients are prepped.
This was certainly pretty, but not the hit that I’d hoped for. And to be honest, it was way more salad than was reasonable. I suspect there are others in our group who adored this however. I’ll be interested to find out what they think. You can see what they thought on our French Fridays with Dorie site.