Couscous with pine nuts, coriander & raisins

Couscous with pine nuts, coriander & raisins

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 2 mins


Serves 10
Try this superhealthy accompaniment alongside lamb chops for a tasty meal to serve a crowd

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal366
  • fat17g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs50g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre2g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.28g


  • 250g couscous



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

  • 400ml hot vegetable stock
  • 75g 2 ½ oz pine nuts
  • 50g dried apricots, chopped
  • bunch coriander leaves
  • 4-5 tbsp raisins
  • zest and juice 1 lemon



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  • 5 tbsp olive oil
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  1. Put the couscous in a medium-sized bowl, pour over the stock, cover with cling film, and leave to stand for 5 mins. Meanwhile, toast the pine nuts in a dry pan for a few mins, until pale golden.

  2. Fluff up the couscous with a fork, add all the remaining ingredients and mix well to combine.

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26th Aug, 2017
Fantastic recipe. My husband really loves it. The flavours work very well. Initially had difficulty purchasing Gluten Free Couscous (my husband is a Coeliac) however I now have a good stock of it.
28th Jan, 2014
Very nice, quick & easy. The couscous (or bulghur) needs standing for 10 minutes, in my opinion, & even 5 extra minutes after adding all the ingredients.
25th May, 2011
Delicious! Made this last night with a few changes to save on the pennies...I swapped the pine nuts for half a 100g bag of sunflower seeds, dry toasted as per the pine nuts...I also left out the coriander and apricots (I don't like coriander, and apricots are similarly pricey pre pay day!) but it was utterly delicious- and had a portion cold with some chicken for lunch today, was fabulous!!
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