Lucy's Friendly Foods

I keep on admiring the beautiful pomegranates in the shops – they look so tempting with the expectation of those beautiful little rubies inside. So, I’ve been thinking of a way to use these little jewels in an exciting way.

This jewelled couscous is colourful, tasty, and a great way to make a statement. Ideal served at room temperature as either a side-dish or a salad. A perfect little pop of colour in these bleak, cold winter months.

Jewelled Couscous (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-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 handful of sunflower seeds, toasted
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • 1/2 a pomegranate
  • 1 handful sultanas (optional)
  • 1 large handful parsley, roughly chopped

– 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.

– Fluff up the couscous with a fork and add the other ingredients.

– Serve at room temperature


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