Fruity & Spiced Couscous Salad
To prepare this delectable couscous dish, gather the following ingredients:
- 200g dried couscous
- 375ml chicken stock made from concentrate or replace with vegetable stock to make vegan/vegetarian.
- 2 TBSP olive oil
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 2 tsp of Advieh Berenj by Cameler Spice Co
- 1 orange zest
- The juice of one half of the orange fruit
- 100g of dried apricots, chopped
- 2 TBSP parsley chopped
- 2 TBSP coriander chopped
- 2 TBSP toasted pine nuts or almonds
- 6 yellow cherry tomatoes, halved and sliced (optional)
Garnish to serve
- 1 TBSP pumpkin seeds (optional)
- 2 radishes cut to match sticks shape (optional)
- Sea salt and black pepper to taste
Are you looking for a flavourful and healthy dish that the whole family will love? Look no further than our Fruity and Spiced Couscous recipe! Packed with the goodness of dried apricots, fresh herbs, and spices, this dish is not only delicious but also nutritious. Let's dive into the details of this mouth-watering recipe.
What Makes Fruity and Spiced Couscous So Special?
Our Fruity and Spiced Couscous recipe is a delightful blend of sweet and savoury flavours. The combination of dried apricots, fresh herbs, and spices creates a unique taste that will tantalize your taste buds. This dish is not only a treat for your palate but also a feast for your eyes, with its vibrant colours and aromatic aroma.
Let's Get Cooking!
Follow these simple steps to create a culinary masterpiece:
- Toast pine nuts and on a medium heat in a pan, shaking occasionally. Remove the seeds when they darken and become fragrant.
- In a saucepan, heat one tablespoon of the olive oil and gently fry the onion until translucent for about 5 minutes, stir in the "Advieh Berenj" spices and cook for a minute.
- Add the stock, bring to the boil and remove from the heat. Stir in the couscous into the hot stock and allow to stand for about 5 minutes until it is fully absorbed.
- Fluff the couscous with a fork then add the other tablespoon of olive oil and all the remaining ingredients, season to taste with sea salt and black pepper
Voila! Your Fruity and Spiced Couscous is ready to be served. This dish pairs well with grilled chicken or roasted vegetables, making it a perfect choice for a wholesome family meal. It always reminds me of the kind of salad that my mum use to concoct for an end of harvest supper or Halloween, autumnal occasion. It is so easily to improvise and throw your favourite ingredients in. Try with roasted butternut squash cubes. This recipe is also the perfect lunch box innovation for people with hectic lifestyles.
Why You'll Love Fruity and Spiced Couscous
There are several reasons why our Fruity and Spiced Couscous recipe is a must-try:
- Healthy and Nutritious: Couscous is a great source of carbohydrates and fibre, while dried apricots provide essential vitamins and minerals. The fresh herbs add a burst of freshness and antioxidants to the dish.
- Quick and Easy: This recipe can be prepared in just under 30 minutes, making it a convenient option for busy families.
- Deliciously Versatile: You can customize this recipe by adding your favourite vegetables or protein to make it even more satisfying.
So, what are you waiting for? Gather the ingredients, follow our simple steps, and treat your family to a delightful meal with our Fruity and Spiced Couscous recipe. Your taste buds will thank you!.