This vibrant Greek-style couscous is perfect all year round. Packed full of flavour and whole grains, it’s ideal as a main, side or complement to any salad. Plus, it only takes 25 minutes to make – perfect timing for dinners in between busy weekdays.
This vegan recipe is even great for your Sunday meal-prep of weekday lunches. You could use it as a base to additional greens, leaves, and protein sources such as tofu. In summer months, it’s the perfect guest for BBQs, picnics and dinner parties.
I’ve made this couscous using authentic vegetables and herbs of Greek cuisine. Examples include aubergine, tomato, pomegranate, peppers and onions. I’ve combined all the vegetables with fresh mint, parsley, coriander and a gorgeous sweet lemon dressing.
What is couscous?
At first glance, couscous seems like a grain. However, it’s actually a pasta would you believe it. It’s made with semolina flour from durum wheat, mixed with water. There are a few different types of couscous that range in size:
- Moroccan (smallest)
- Israeli or Pearl (the size of peppercorns)
- Lebanese (the largest)
It is incredibly easy to make which is why it’s an easy source of energy when you don’t have that much time on your hands. You simply pour boiling water over the dried couscous and leave it to stand for 5-15 minutes.
What’s the healthiest type of couscous?
If you can, buy whole-wheat couscous to optimise your fibre intake. It has double the amount of fibre compared to normal couscous – much like whole-wheat pasta.
Fibre is an essential part of our diet as it helps to support healthy digestion and reduce constipation. So making smarter carb choices can really help improve your gut health.
In this recipe, you’ve got the additional benefits of high-fibre red pepper and aubergine. Plus, the pre-cooked sachet of ‘5 wholegrains’ and a handful of other nutrient-rich ingredients like tomato, onion, pomegranate, olive oil, and herbs. Each of these boast their own health-promoting and medicinal properties.
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Much Love, G x
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