Burger with a summer couscous salad

Burger with a summer couscous salad
Makes: 4 porties
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  • 200 gr couscous
  • 400 gr water or stock
  • 2 red onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 350 gr courgette
  • 400 gr bell pepper
  • 2 tspn paprika powder
  • 2 tspn ground coriander
  • 2 tspn ground cumin
  • 100 gr dried tomatoes
  • 100 gr olives
  • 4 tbspn fresh parsley
  • 4 hamburgers
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • cucumber
  • rocket
  1. Bring fort he couscous the water or stock to the boil. Pour the couscous into boiling water, stir once with a spoon, cover with a lid, and remove from heat. Allow to stand for 5 min or until the couscous has absorbed all the liquid and is cooked. Season if need be to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Chop the red onion and garlic and stir fry until cooked.
  3. Dice the bell pepper and courgette finely and add to the onion. Cook until just cooked.
  4. Add the paprika powder, ground coriander, ground cumin and stir fry until they release their flavour.
  5. Stir the cooked couscous through the vegetables.
  6. Slice the dried tomatoes, olives, fresh parsley and add them to the couscous.
  7. Meanwhile, cook the burgers until done.
  8. Serve the burgers with the couscous salad, some cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber and dressed rocket leaves.
Stuff to know
This recipe will make about 4 portions.
The amount of liquid needed for the couscous varies per brand. Check the packaging for instructions.
If you use stock, be careful not to add too much salt.
A recipe to make your own burgers can be found here.