Marvellous Middle Eastern Couscous

Spice up your dinner with this delicious side salad

Serves: 4

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 12 minutes

Mindfulness Factors | healthy | plant-based | vegan | dairy-free | refined sugar-free | 20 minute meal


  • 100g giant wholewheat couscous
  • 300ml cold water
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 2tbsp lemon juice
  • 1tbsp garam masala
  • 25g dried apricots, chopped
  • 25g sultanas, chopped
  • 1tsp mint, fresh (chopped) or dried
  • Salt and pepper


  • Add a splash of olive oil to a frying pan on low heat and gently toss the grains until golden (around 2-3 mins)
  • Add 250ml of the water, lemon juice and garam masala to the pan and stir to combine
  • Gradually add more water and stir well. The Couscous is ready when it’s soft (around 10 mins)
  • Drain any excess water and place the couscous into a serving dish. Stir through the apricots, sultanas and mint. Add a drizzle of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Enjoy as a side with your vegan main course of choice

Enjoy x

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Published by misterrands


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