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Lemon & coriander couscous

Lemon & coriander couscous

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins - 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Impress your friends with this zesty couscous side salad

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal367
  • fat20g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs43g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.03g
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Ingredients

  • 250g couscous

    Couscous

    koos-koos

    Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a…

  • grated zest of a lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 2 x 20g packs fresh coriander
  • 4 tbsp raisins
  • 4 tbsp toasted pine nuts

Method

  1. Prepare 250g couscous with boiling water or stock, according to the packet's instructions.

  2. Add the lemon zest, fresh coriander, raisins and pine nuts. Season well and drizzle with plenty of olive oil. Goes really well with fish or lamb.

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Comments (7)

meanie303's picture
5

Worked really well. Was very tasty and summery. I served with lamb kebabs and went perfectly. Only problem I had is that I used slightly old raisins, but that was not the recipe's fault.

hayleyb277's picture
5

Used dried blueberries, had no pine nuts so toasted some cashews, added mint, oregano and chives picked from my herb patch along with generous amounts of pepper, I also added the juice of the lemon - ok so I deviated a fair bit, but thanks for the inspiration GF as ever!

helene67's picture

I also added chopped apricots.

helene67's picture

I added a level teaspoon of bouilion to boiling water before adding couscous.

katycooks's picture
4

Very simple to do and very tasty. I hate raisins (and sultanas) so I chopped up some dried apricots instead - which worked wonderfully well.

chickoom's picture
5

Have made this many times - it is easy and goes down really well at a party!

ntimms's picture

How easy was this? The hardest bit was zesting the lemon. 5-6 minutes and everyone thought it was great.

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