Nutty couscous salad

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Essentials magazine, nutty couscous salad
Essentials magazine, nutty couscous salad
  • Serves: 6

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Essentials recipe Triple tested: Couscous is so easy to make and it's healthy too. We love this nutty version with toasted almonds and pumpkin seeds. Brought to you by Essentials magazine


  • 250g couscous
  • 1tsp Moroccan spice mix
  • 1 lemon
  • 300ml hot veg stock
  • 150g cherry toms, quartered
  • Handful chopped parsley
  • Handful chopped mint
  • 50g toasted blanched almonds
  • 2tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1tbsp olive oil


  1. Put 250g couscous in a large dish, stir in Moroccan spice mix (eg Ras el hanout) and zest of 1 lemon.
  2. Pour over hot veg stock, cover and leave until absorbed.
  3. Fluff with a fork then add a squeeze of lemon juice, quartered cherry tomatoes, chopped parsley, mint, toasted blanched almonds and pumpkin seeds. Drizzle over olive oil.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 200(kcal)
  • Fat 9.0g
  • Saturates 1.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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