Harissa couscous

Harissa couscous

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(24 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins

Easy

Serves 10
This couscous makes a delicious accompaniment to lamb tagine and any other Moroccan style spicy dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition:

  • kcal-
  • fat-
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  • carbs-
  • sugars-
  • fibre-
  • protein-
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Ingredients

  • 400g couscous
    Couscous

    Couscous

    koos-koos

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

  • bunch of spring onions, finely sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 3 tbsp roughly chopped mint
    Mint

    Mint

    mi-nt

    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 250g halved cherry tomato
  • 400ml hot vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp harissa paste
    Harissa

    Harissa

    ha-riss-ah

    This hot, aromatic paste made from chilli and assorted other spices and herbs is spicy and…

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • Juice of one lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

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.

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Zelda247
22nd Jun, 2015
Find it hard to get fresh mint, is it vital?
gaokeeffe
31st Aug, 2014
5.05
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 :-)
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busy-mum
5th Jan, 2014
Tasty, easy dish to make
hgordon74
7th Apr, 2013
5.05
Delicious and very easy!
juliebahrain
23rd Feb, 2013
3.05
Nice couscous, went well with Easy Lamb Tagine.
ellierose20
11th Nov, 2012
5.05
I originally made this to serve with another GF recipe, Fruity lamb Tagine, and it was the perfect accompaniment.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
19th Sep, 2012
5.05
ab fab with moroccan kofte and chorizo stew... 10 out of 10!!
emmafifema
3rd Aug, 2012
5.05
Oh my god! This was lush! Had with lamb Tagine recipe from here and was just heavenly!
sandra51
18th Feb, 2012
5.05
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
17th Jan, 2012
5.05
Great recipe, cannot fault!

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Kinect Method
5th Jul, 2014
Many people don't realise that couscous is made from a North African semolina which comes from durum wheat so if like most people you are sensitive to gluten its going to cause problems with inflammation and nutrient absorption. The thing is its so versatile making an easy lunch. The answer is to use cauliflower. It's more nutrient dense helps fight inflammation rather than cause it and tastes better too. For a recipe and how to make it. Click hear. http://kinectmethod.co.uk/recipes/1557/
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Kinect Method
22nd Jun, 2014
Although most people think of couscous as a healthy option it's actually made from semolina which is a type of wheat and carries all the usual health related problems. Try chopping cauliflower up into small grains to make a better tasting and much more nutrient dense alternative. Hear is a link to the recipe to make cauliflower couscous if your interested. http://kinectmethod.co.uk/recipes/1557/