Spicy Couscous

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Lene8655

A wonderfully zestful combination of couscous, fresh herbs, spices and pine nuts - delicious served with some roasted vegetables as a vegeterian main course and a fabulous accompaniment to any grilled fish or meat.

Top Review by currybunny

This was a very nice couscous dish which goes well with grilled meats. I used 3/4 cup couscous and stock for two generous servings and halved the other ingredients. I subbed almonds for the pine nuts. Tasty and easy to make!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 1 Tbsp of the oil in a large pan. Add the garlic, cumin, coriander and paprika and fry over a gently heat for 1 minute, stirring.
  2. Add the stock and saffron and bring to the boil. Add the salad onions and then pour in the couscous in a steady stream and give it a quick stir.
  3. Cover the pan with a tight fitting lid, remove from the heat and set aside for 5 minutes, to allow the grains to swell and absorb the stock.
  4. If you are serving this warm, stir in the rest of the oil and the remainig ingredients now. Otherwise, leave the couscous to cool and chill in the ridge fir 1 hour before adding all the other ingredients for a delicous cold couscous salad.

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