Harissa couscous

Harissa couscous

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 10

This couscous makes a delicious accompaniment to lamb tagine and any other Moroccan style spicy dish

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
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protein
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carbs
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fat
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saturates
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fibre
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sugar
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salt
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Ingredients

  • 400g couscous
  • bunch of spring onions, finely sliced
  • 3 tbsp roughly chopped mint
  • 250g halved cherry tomatoes
  • 400ml hot vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp harissa paste
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of one lemon

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Method

  1. Tip couscous into a heatproof bowl. Add a spring onions, mint and cherry tomatoes.
  2. Pour over hot vegetable stock mixed with harissa. Stir and cover with a plate. Leave for 5 mins, then pour over olive oil and lemon juice and stir through.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2008

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gaokeeffe's picture
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Used this to go with the lamb, squash and apricot tagine. Not having used cous cous much, didn't think it looked enough for 10, how wrong was I. Very easy, tasty and will be having the leftovers for lunch tomorrow :-)

busy-mum's picture

Tasty, easy dish to make

hgordon74's picture
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Delicious and very easy!

juliebahrain's picture
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Nice couscous, went well with Easy Lamb Tagine.

ellierose20's picture
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I originally made this to serve with another GF recipe, Fruity lamb Tagine, and it was the perfect accompaniment. It is so easy and delicious that I have made it many times since. It makes a great lunch to take to work when you add roasted veg and rocket salad, chargrilled chicken or falafels with houmous and pitta bread.
It also introduced me to Harissa paste; what a versatile ingredient! I have been adding it to chillis, marinades, soups etc...It has become one of my store cupboard essentials.

fionamair's picture
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ab fab with moroccan kofte and chorizo stew... 10 out of 10!!

emmafifema's picture
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Oh my god! This was lush! Had with lamb Tagine recipe from here and was just heavenly!

sandra51's picture
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Loved it, served this with a chicken and lemon tagine (Sainsbury's recipe...sssshh) and it went perfectly. Very easy to make and easy to half or double up.

adamj1984's picture
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Great recipe, cannot fault!

michelledene's picture
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This was a great dish and would also be good to make as a big batch for work lunches.

chloemsmith's picture
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Quick and easy, great as a side dish for BBQs as well as the lamb tagine recipe as suggested. I add chick peas and feta and sometimes use giant cous cous instead of the normal type, which also works really well.

katvic's picture
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love it felt very good as sohealthy served with fruity tagine

janjam's picture
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Made this today to go with Lamb Tagine was lovely. Couldn't find any fresh mint so used dried, brilliant. Would be good served as a salad.

Jamrob's picture
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Really nice served with the Moroccan Lamb receipe on here. I used Ainsleys own brand of moroccan cous cous with this as worked well with the lamb dish. Was delicious

joannalc's picture
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I cooked this for a dinner party for ten people, served with the Lamb and date tagine. It went down a storm...everyone loved it. However, the quantities on the couscous for ten is really not enough. I upped it to 500g of couscous, but it still all went and my guests would have eaten more if there had been some available! To be generous, I think 700-750g would be a bettere quantity. Very tasty and delicious with the tagine.

lulujersey's picture
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Brilliant. Serve this with lamb kofta...

florence100's picture
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Delicious and easy to make. I made this to accompany lamb tagine with dates and sweet potatoes.

kjh726's picture
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Simple, exotic and delicious! I didn't know I can cook a Moroccan dish so easily. This will be one of my favorites.

Jamrob's picture
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I used Ainsley's morrocan cous cous as couldnt get plain and used with the receipe and was really really nice! Had with the Morrocan cous cous! would def use again

susiem's picture
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This is yummy. I served it with Moroccan - spiced Tuna from GF May 2006.

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