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North African Fruity Salad

 


Fruity North African Salad

Prep Time ~ 10 Mins Cooking Time ~ 15 Mins
Approx Cost ~ £? Difficulty ~ Easy
Freeze ~ No Serves ~ 4

 

Ingredients

175g / 6oz brown basmati rice

1 orange, juice only

1 tablespoon honey

410g / 14oz tin chickpeas, drained

50g / 2oz dried cranberries

50g / 2oz sultanas

50g / 2oz dates, chopped

2 large tomatoes, skinned and chopped

1 green pepper, finely chopped

3 - 4 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh coriander

Method

  • Cook the rice according to packet instructions, drain, and place in a large bowl.
  • Whisk the orange juice and honey together, and pour over the warm rice. Set aside to cool.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients to the bowl after a few minutes and mix well.
  • Allow the salad to stand for half an hour so that the dried fruit has a chance to plump up.
  • Serve chilled. This salad is also nice served in pitta breads with a dollop of natural yogurt.