Herby Lemon Couscous

Herby Lemon Couscous

Herby Lemon Couscous


This Herby Lemon Couscous is a wonderful summer staple to serve alongside salads, roast veggies, BBQ’s and Middle Eastern stews and Tagines. It takes minutes to cook and feel free to add or swap ingredients to your taste - use different herbs, spices, chilli or citrus that suits you!


Ingredients for 6 portions:

2 cups of dried couscous

1 teaspoon of ground turmeric

1 veggie stock cube

2 cups of boiling water

The zest and juice of 1 lemon

A big handful of parsley or coriander, finely chopped


1. Put the couscous and ground turmeric in a large bowl.

2. Dissolve the stock cube in the boiling water. Pour the stock over the couscous and mix everything together well.

3. Pop a plate over the bowl and let it sit for 10 minutes to allow the couscous to steam and cook.

4. Remove the plate and fluff up the couscous with a fork and break up any clumps with clean hands by rubbing them in between your fingers.

5. Add the lemon zest, chopped herbs, lemon juice and a good drizzle of olive oil.

6. Mix everything together really well and serve!