Harissa couscous

Harissa couscous

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(28 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins

Easy

Serves 10, as a side

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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition:

  • kcal195
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre2g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.13g
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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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Jamrob
22nd Jun, 2009
5.05
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
15th Apr, 2009
4.05
This is yummy. I served it with Moroccan - spiced Tuna from GF May 2006.
flemishminx
9th Feb, 2009
5.05
This takes couscous from ordinary to extraordinary ! Recipe easily halved, and would generously serve three people. Loved it.
akapuleran
22nd Nov, 2008
5.05
This was really quick and delicious and I'll definitely make it again.

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