Lemon & coriander couscous

Lemon & coriander couscous

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(12 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins - 15 mins


Serves 4
Impress your friends with this zesty couscous side salad

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal367
  • fat20g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs43g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.03g
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  • 250g couscous



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

  • grated zest of a lemon



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

  • 2 x 20g packs fresh coriander
  • 4 tbsp raisins
  • 4 tbsp toasted pine nuts


  1. Prepare 250g couscous with boiling water or stock, according to the packet's instructions.

  2. Add the lemon zest, fresh coriander, raisins and pine nuts. Season well and drizzle with plenty of olive oil. Goes really well with fish or lamb.

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21st Apr, 2019
I love grain salads and this made a lovely lunch served with grilled halloumi on top. I used the juice as well as the zest of a lemon and used dried apricots in place of raisins. I also added chives to finish. Delicious.
4th Apr, 2016
Worked really well. Was very tasty and summery. I served with lamb kebabs and went perfectly. Only problem I had is that I used slightly old raisins, but that was not the recipe's fault.
10th Aug, 2014
Used dried blueberries, had no pine nuts so toasted some cashews, added mint, oregano and chives picked from my herb patch along with generous amounts of pepper, I also added the juice of the lemon - ok so I deviated a fair bit, but thanks for the inspiration GF as ever!
5th May, 2012
I also added chopped apricots.
5th May, 2012
I added a level teaspoon of bouilion to boiling water before adding couscous.
katycooks's picture
25th Mar, 2012
Very simple to do and very tasty. I hate raisins (and sultanas) so I chopped up some dried apricots instead - which worked wonderfully well.
14th Sep, 2010
Have made this many times - it is easy and goes down really well at a party!
19th Oct, 2008
How easy was this? The hardest bit was zesting the lemon. 5-6 minutes and everyone thought it was great.
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Philippa White
9th Aug, 2019
250g works if you just want the couscous on it's own, but if you're eating this with something, like lamb or sides, half the amount.
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