• STEP 1

    Prepare the couscous: Put the couscous into a large bowl. Pour over the boiling water or stock and stir. Cover with a plate or cling film and leave to stand for 5 mins until all the liquid has been absorbed. Separate the grains by roughing them up with a fork.

  • STEP 2

    Finely dice the vine-ripened tomatoes and the cucumber. Slice the spring onions and finely chop the parsley, then add everything to the couscous with the grated zest of a lemon.

  • STEP 3

    Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice and the garlic with plenty of seasoning and drizzle over the couscous. Toss well and serve with some grilled fish, meat or chicken.


For 2 servings of couscous, you'll need about 125g couscous and 150ml of water or stock. For 4 servings, the quantities are 250g couscous and 300ml water or stock. For 6, you'll need 350g couscous and 500ml water or stock.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2004

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