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Papaya, Chickpea And Feta Salad

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Today I'll be making a Papaya, Chickpea and Feta salad - a light, cool and easy to make salad, perfect for hot days when you just can't be bothered to turn the oven on. The dish is packed with flavour thanks to the lemon and lime juice zinging out on every bite and the fresh mint. Replace the feta with halloumi if you can get it, for a delicious alternative!
Ingredients
  Papaya 1
  Cooked chick peas 500 Gram, boiled
  Couscous 80 Gram (dry weight)
  Cherry tomatoes 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Cucumber 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Red pepper 1
  Onion 1
  Feta cheese 150 Gram (Halloumi)
  Fresh parsley 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Fresh mint 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Olive oil 5 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Start off by chopping the Feta or Halloumi cheese into small chunks.
2. In a bowl, place the cheese and finely chop the mint.
3. Mix well and set aside to allow the flavors to infuse for a few moments while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
4. Peel the onion and finely chop along with the cucumber and the parsley.
5. Cut the tomatoes and red pepper into bite-size pieces.
6. Cut the papaya in half. Remove the seeds and then peel the two halves before chopping into small chunks.

MAKING
7. In a large mixing bowl, place the papaya along with the chickpeas, the cucumber, tomatoes, red pepper, parsley, onion, feta cheese, lemon and lime juice and the rest of the olive oil.
8. In a pan, bring about 100ml of water to a boil .
9. When boiling, remove from the heat and add the couscous into the bottom. Stir well and set aside.
10. Drain off any excess water from the couscous, if needed, and add to the bowl.
11. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
12. Mix well to combine all the ingredients.

SERVING
13. Serve immediately and enjoy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
5

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