Cous Cous

Cous Cous

If you’d rather make your own Cous Cous side dish we have a lovely recipe just for you.


  1. Measure cous cous into a mixing bowl and pour over oil. Mix well. 
  2. Pour over boiling water and immediately cover with cling film. Leave to stand until all the water is absorbed
  3. Fluff up cous cous using a fork
  4. Mix through the lemon juice
  5. Stir through the prepared vegetables, herbs and pomegranate using the nuts for a garnish.
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins


  • 100g Cous Cous
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 200ml boiling water
  • ½ cucumber peeled, cut in quarters lengthways and remove seeds with a teaspoon – yes it is worth doing this!
  • 1 red pepper deseeded and finely chopped
  • 125g pomegranate – ready prepared from most supermarkets or use frozen 
  • 3 sprigs finely chopped mint
  • 1 small bunch of parsley finely chopped
  • Juice ½ lemon
  • Optional: 25g pistachio nuts or flaked almonds

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