Maple fried pears with Middle Eastern-style couscous

A delicious comforting meal that’s super quick to make. It’s a lovely combo of sweet and savoury, with the caramelised pear pairing with the savoury couscous and crisp red apple 😋

Prep | 5 mins

Cook | around 10 mins

Serves | 4

Mindfulness Factors | quick & easy | healthy – part of your ‘5 a day’ | plant-based | vegan | 15 minute meal


1tbsp extra virgin olive oil

3 pears, peeled, core-removed and thick-sliced

2tbsp sultanas

1tbsp dried apricots, rough-chopped

1tsp ground cinnamon

1tbsp maple syrup

150g giant couscous

1 red apple, very thin-sliced (using a mandolin, if possible)

half a small packet (15g) of fresh mint, rough chopped


Cook the couscous (5-10 mins). Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan and add the pear, cinammon, sultanas, apricots and maple syrup. Fry over medium heat until the couscous is ready. Drain then add to the pan and stir well to combine. Dish up add a few slices of apple and a sprinkling of chopped mint to each plate. Serve with hummus and pittas drizzled in extra virgin olive oil.

Published by misterrands


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