- 1 tbsp olive oil
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- 1½ tsp cumin seed
- 3 carrots, coarsely grated
The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…
- 200g couscous
Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a…
- 400g raw prawn
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- 16 cherry tomatoes
- 1 onion, cut into 12 thin wedges, leaving root intact
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- 1 tbsp harissa
This hot, aromatic paste made from chilli and assorted other spices and herbs is spicy and…
- 2 tsp tahini paste
- 2 tbsp low-fat natural yogurt
- 1 small garlic clove, crushed
- juice ½ lemon, plus wedges, to serve
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- handful mint leaves, roughly chopped
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Heat the olive oil in a pan with the cumin seeds and toast for a few mins until aromatic. Tip in the carrots, season, then cook for 3 mins until tender. Transfer to a bowl, then pour over the couscous and 400ml hot water. Cover with cling film and leave for 10 mins, or until all the water has been absorbed and the couscous is tender.
Meanwhile, heat the grill to high. Put the prawns, cherry tomatoes and onion wedges in another bowl, season, then stir in the harissa. Thread everything onto skewers (if using wooden skewers, soak them in water first to prevent burning), then lay on a baking tray. Grill for 2-3 mins each side, or until the prawns are cooked though.
Mix the tahini, yogurt, garlic, lemon juice and seasoning to make a sauce. Fork the mint though the couscous, transfer to a platter and place the skewers on top. Drizzle over any cooking juices, and serve with a dollop of sauce and lemon wedges.