Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mediterranean Couscous

My husband hates being healthy, but this one I slip by him as it tastes too good to be good for you!

Serves 4 people
Preparation Time 10 mins
Cooking Time 30 mins

Nutritrion Facts

  • 1 large red onion – cut in eights
  • 1 red bell pepper – cut in eights
  • 1 yellow bell pepper – cut in eights
  • 1 courgette (zucchini) cut in ¼ inch diagonal pieces
  • 1/2 cup (handful) chopped coriander (cilantro)
  • 1/2 cup (handful) chopped mint
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Ground Cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Ground Coriander
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 60 g (2oz) dried apricots, chopped
  • 1 full garlic bulb
  • Zest & Juice 1 lemon
  • Zest & Juice 1 Lime
  • Zest & Juice 1 Orange
  • 50 g (1.75oz) Pine nuts, roasted
  • 2 cups Couscous
  • 2 cups Chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt & Black Pepper

1. In a hot oven (350F, 225 C)  put the red onion, peppers, garlic and courgette in an ovenproof dish with a tablespoon of olive oil. When roasted (approx 40 mins) remove and place to one side until couscous ready.
2. In a heat proof bowl combine the couscous with cumin, coriander, cinnamon, juice and zests of lemon, lime and orange and hot chicken stock. Cover for 5 mins
3. Fluff the couscous with a fork and add the apricots, chopped mint and coriander, pine nuts, roasted vegetables and peeled, roasted garlic. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Serve with some Lemony Grilled Chicken


  1. Ooo this sounds awesome! I love all the ingredients in it.

  2. Yes...and it's so quick to make, it really goes down well in our house!



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