Gorgeous Fluffy Green Couscous

This recipe is a bit of an amalgamation between Yotam Ottolenghi‘s Green Couscous and my Guaranteed Fluffy Couscous Salad. I think the mix works perfectly, with the slight tang from my ‘basic’ couscous enhancing the herby, nutty edge given by Yotam’s recipe.

This couscous is wonderful as a salad or a side dish – if pistachios are a problem for you, use seeds instead

Gorgeous Fluffy Green Couscous (dairy-free, egg-free, peanut-free, sesame-free, soya-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan)

serves 4 -6

  • 1 cup of couscous
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tbsps lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 3 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 onion, finely sliced and sauteed until browned
  • 1 cup pistachios, toasted and roughly chopped (or use seeds)
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 large handful parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 large handful coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 large handful rocket, roughly torn
  • 2 tbsps extra virgin oil oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

– Pour the couscous into a flat-ish bowl

– Place water, lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper into a saucepan and bring to the boil.

– Once boiling, pour over the couscous. Cover and let stand for 20 minutes.

– Meanwhile, make a herb paste from the chopped parsley, coriander and olive oil.

– Fluff up the couscous with a fork and add the herb paste, onions and pistachios.

– Taste and add the extra lemon juice and more salt if required. Stir in the rocket.

– Serve

6 Comments Add yours

  1. veghotpot says:

    That looks delicious!! I love green foods, I always try and eat something green at every meal time 🙂

  2. Sounds and looks delicious! I may try this with cauliflower “rice” instead of the couscous!

  3. thehungrymum says:

    I haven’t made couscous for ages but this does indeed look gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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