Recipe Reveal | A Table For Friends by Skye McAlpine

We're back with your favourite series... Recipe Reveal! This week, we are opening the pages to A Table For Friends by Skye McAlpine. A Table for Friends celebrates the joy of eating with friends and family, with over 100 simple and wonderfully inviting recipes that allow you to relax with your loved ones whilst the cooking takes care of itself. 

Discover below the recipe to a delicious Sicilian Couscous Salad!

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Sicilian Couscous Salad from A Table for Friends

Serves 4


300g couscous

1 vegetable stock cube 400ml boiling water

70ml extra virgin olive oil

20g flaked almonds 10–12 caper berries, halved

1 small fennel bulb, finely sliced

400g tinned tuna, drained

A handful of rocket juice of 1 lemon

Sea salt flakes

Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Pour the couscous into a large heatproof bowl. Dissolve the stock cube in the measured boiling water, then pour the boiling stock over the grains, cover and set aside for 10–15 minutes to swell up.
  2. When all the liquid has been absorbed, use a fork to fluff up the grains, then douse generously with one-third of the oil. Now add the almonds, caper berries and fennel and toss everything together well.
  3. Add the tuna, breaking it up with a fork and mixing it through the salad. This will happily keep for a day in the fridge.
  4. Lastly throw in the rocket (if it sits in the dressing, it will wilt). Squeeze in the juice of the lemon and dress with what is left of the oil. Toss again and add salt and pepper to taste.

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