Giant Couscous, Courgette and Rocket with Halloumi Recipe

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Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time30 mins

For a great couscous recipe that takes no time to throw together but tastes really great, try this giant couscous, courgette and rocket with halloumi dish this week.

This courgette recipe is really healthy as it combines plenty of veg with healthy carbs and will keep you fuller for longer. Plus it’s served with a lovely dressing made from red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard and a pinch of sugar – so you know it’s going to be full of flavour. Elements of this dish can be cooked ahead to so it’s a great one to try if you’re entertaining.



  1. Heat a frying pan with a large splash of olive oil. Season the courgettes and fry on both sides until crispy. Set aside on kitchen paper.
  2. Put the couscous into a pan, cover with boiling water, return to the boil; simmer for 6 minutes. Drain; coat in a little oil. Return the frying pan to the heat; when hot, add a little oil; fry the halloumi on both sides until crisp.
  3. Make the dressing by thoroughly combining the vinegar and mustard with the sugar, then season and gradually add the olive oil.
  4. Combine the rocket, courgettes, couscous and some dressing. Divide between 4 plates and top with halloumi and a little more dressing.
  5. Get ahead Cook the couscous and courgettes up to a day in advance and leave in the fridge. Only cook halloumi at the last minute, though.


  • 500g (1lb 2oz) courgettes, trimmed and sliced
  • 200g (7oz) giant couscous
  • 500g (1lb 2oz) halloumi, sliced
  • 2tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1tsp sugar
  • 4tbsp olive oil, plus extra for frying
  • 75g (3oz) wild rocket leaves
Food Writer

Rebecca Smith was a Food Writer for Woman & Home and during her time with the magazine she was responsible for bringing an impressive array of mouth-watering recipes to These recipes ranged from slow-cooked Shoulder of Lamb and Hot Water Crust Ham Hock Pies, to sweet treats such as a delectable Chocolate Brownie Cake and intricate Pistachio and Rose Water cake.


Following her work with Woman & Home, Rebecca went on to become the Deputy Editor at Delicious Magazine.