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Picnic adventures: Nibbles – Cous cous and feta fritters, tzatziki and mojito fruit.

February 14, 2011

More recipes from the Kirstenbosch feast!

Cous cous and feta fritters with tzatziki

A delicious recipe for these can be found here

I made a simple tzatziki to serve with it.


500g greek yoghurt
Half a cucumber – finely chopped
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
A handful of mint, finely chopped
A splash of olive oil (Use a little of your good stuff)
Juice of half a lemon.


Mix all the ingredients together, except the olive oil. Taste, season with salt and pepper and adjust for more mint/lemon if required. Drizzle olive oil over the top and serve with fritters/nice bread. This also goes very well as a dressing for potato salad – simple boil and slice some new potatoes and mix through.

Mojito fruit salad

I love mojitos. They are probably my favourite cocktail and hold many lovely memories for me – from Jazz singing “I can live without coffee, I can live without tea but I can’t live without mojito in me” in France, the Royale Mojito with champagne after handing in my MSc thesis in Southampton to the Molito’s (yes that’s right, a LITRE of mojito) from Beluga in Cape Town. I was going to make the pineapple with brown sugar that my culinary queen of a friend Raeanne made for after a barbecue, but thought I’d take the sugar and add rum, lime and mint and use mango aswell.


1 small pineapple
1 mango
Handful of roughly chopped mint (spearmint is nice if you have it)
2 tbsp of brown sugar
Juice of 1 lime
A splash (or a large splash) of rum – spiced rum works particularly well.


Chop the mango and pineapple in to thin slices and lay in the bottom of a large, flat dish.
Mix rum, sugar, lime juice and mint in a bowl and then pour over the fruit.
Eat and be merry 🙂

Cous cous and feta fritters and mojito fruit - perfect nibbles for a sunday afternoon picnic.


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