Sicilian couscous salad
Insalata di cuscus
There are a great many recipes for Sicilian couscous salad. This one with apricots, raisins and mint is a little on the sweet side, but it looks just like sunshine on a plate. The colours remain fresh all year round, and both children and grown-ups love it.
Most of the couscous sold in Western supermarkets is pre-boiled, but make sure to read and follow the instructions on the package if it differs from the preparation described below. It’s a substantial dish that can make it out for a full meal with a piece of roast chicken. If you don’t have couscous, bulgur wheat or barley can be used instead.