Couscous recipes are a Middle Eastern favourite, and with our huge selection of recipes to choose from, they will soon become a favourite in your household too!
If you’ve never cooked with couscous before, fret not. Couscous is essentially just semolina granules which you steam and serve up with meat and vegetables. Most often it’s lamb or chicken that couscous accompanies, so for a really authentic North-African dish, why not try our sumac-spiced lamb kebabs with couscous. Alternatively, our lamb fillet with chickpea and pomegranate couscous and harissa dressing is also delightful, as is our coriander chicken with pomegranate and almond couscous.
Couscous also makes a great accompaniment to a hearty tagine or casserole, so you could give it a go with our lamb tagine or lamb and prune casserole. It makes a nice change from rice, which for one takes a lot longer to cook and secondly it’s got a multitude of health benefits that rice doesn’t have. For example, it contains plenty of potassium, which regulates blood pressure as well as protein.
Not all couscous dishes are meat-based though. We have a wide range of fish or vegetarian couscous recipes that you can try. Smoked haddock carpaccio with quinoa, couscous and bulgur wheat is a great summer time recipe as there’s plenty of zing from the lime and a kick from the chilli. The coconut milk adds extra creaminess too.
If you want to stay away from meat then you should try our giant couscous, courgette and rocket with halloumi for a really delightful and filling salad recipe that’s ideal for a light supper.
Couscous can quickly become a new weekly menu staple – it’s so quick to cook and can be combined with such a wide variety with ingredients, it makes for a great healthy lunch or a light supper – whatever you prefer, we’ve got a couscous recipe solution for you.
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Delicious Couscous recipes
If you want to do yourself a lot of good, try our delicious lime smoked haddock carpaccio with quinoa, couscous and bulgur wheat
Lindsey Bareham's coriander-laced saffron chicken with apricots and cardamom, and almond couscous
The salt of the capers mixed with the sweet of the almonds make this a perfectly balanced dish that takes just 30 minutes to make
A twist on the classic recipe, this coriander chicken with pomegranate and almond couscous is quick and the leftovers make a great lunch the next day
Bored of chicken? Try livening it up with some Moroccan spices and fruity couscous
These low-fat sea bass parcels make a delicious, speedy dinner and are impressive enough to serve to guests
A delicious lamb dish that's full of flavour from the chickpea and pomegranate couscous
If you're a fan of couscous, you'll love this lamb kebab recipe
Halloumi and couscous is such a tasty combination and takes no time at all to put together
There are only a handful of ingredients in this couscous recipe, but it has loads of flavour and is really filling
A fresh, zingy and light lamb and salad recipe that's absolutely bursting with flavour!
A great vegetarian dish with couscous and butternut squash and chickpeas that will be loved by all