Mint tea couscous

Mint tea couscous

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Whip up this quick and easy Moroccan inspired side dish in just 15 minutes - perfect with lamb, chicken or halloumi

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal246
  • fat1g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs50g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre6g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.1g
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Ingredients

  • bunch mint
    Mint

    Mint

    mi-nt

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

  • 1 thick strip lemon zest
  • 300g wholewheat couscous
    Couscous

    Couscous

    koos-koos

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

  • 4 spring onions, chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

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

Method

  1. Put the mint and lemon zest in a saucepan (reserve some small leaves for later) and cover with 600ml water. Bring to the boil, then add the couscous, cover and take off the heat.

  2. Leave to stand for 5-10 mins until the couscous has absorbed all the liquid. Remove and discard the lemon zest and cooked mint. Top the couscous with the spring onions and reserved mint leaves, and serve.

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catzmcp
14th Aug, 2019
Would it be OK to use quinoa in this instead of couscous?
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goodfoodteam
15th Aug, 2019
Thanks for your question. We haven't tried this with quinoa and if you want to do so, you will need to cook the quinoa according to the pack instructions. It cannot be cooked in the same way as couscous. You could combine the same flavours though, using mint, lemon and spring onion.
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