This is a great, sociable dish. It works very well as a salad or as a main dish. You can share this with friends and family; even sit around it and dig in!! I have tried to create a good balance of bread, houmous and couscous all in one dish!

Moroccan Mezze Platter

Ingredients 1

Serves 4-6

 

Pitta Bread- 1 or 2

1 Tub Houmous

Cucumbers to decorate

Paprika to decorate

 

Ingredients 2

 

1tbsp Olive Oil

1 Small Red Onion

1 Handful Sultanas

1 Orange Pepper- chopped finely

1 Can Chickpeas- Washed and drained

2 Cloves Crushed Garlic

Juice of 1 Lemon

Salt to taste

Freshly Grounded Pepper

1 Handful fresh Coriander

½ Cup Cubed Feta Cheese

9oz Couscous

 

Flaked Almonds to decorate

To Variate this: you can add pieces of grilled Halloumi or even black/green olives in the couscous, which also taste delicious.

 

 

Method

 

Prepare the couscous as per packet instructions. Leave aside and break it up with a fork.

Take a pan; add olive oil and all the ingredients in Number 2 apart from the couscous and almonds. Warm through so that the rawness is slightly taken out. You do not want to cook it, only warm!

Once this is done, add the couscous and gently stir through.

This is a cold platter, so leave the couscous to cool.

To decorate, take a large serving plate and place the couscous in the middle. Sprinkle the flaked almonds on top.

You will need all the ingredients in number 1. Slice the pitta bread into strips and decorate with the houmous and cucumbers all the way round the dish as shown in the main picture. Finally sprinkle a little paprika on the houmous.

Again you can be as creative as you want and find a style that suits you!

Ready to share!!!