Average: 3 (2 votes)
Active time
15 minutes
Total time
15 minutes
6 servings

1 cup dry couscous (preferably whole wheat)

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon harissa paste

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 medium red onion, finely chopped

1 medium cucumber, finely chopped

6 medium tomatoes, finely chopped

1 bunch of fresh mint, finely chopped

1 bunch of fresh cilantro, finely chopped

1 bunch fresh flat-leaf, finely chopped

3 tablespoons olive oil

Zest and juice from 1 lemon

Sea salt to taste

Freshly ground black pepper

  1. Place the couscous, cumin and harissa in a bowl. Stir to combine, then pour over just enough boiling water to cover the couscous. Cover the bowl and leave for about 10 minutes until the water has been absorbed.
  2. Mix the couscous up with a fork and stir in the tomato paste until well coated. Add all of the chopped vegetables and herbs and mix well. Stir in the olive oil, lemon zest and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Positively Good for You.


Calories: 220
Fat: 8g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Sodium: 350mg
Carbohydrate: 34g
Fiber: 4g
Protein: 6g

Yield: 6 servings

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Linda Wilson
What's on the skewers in the photo? It's confusing to show a mystery ingredient without mentioning it, even as an optional part of the recipe. I love this collection of recipes and African cultures.
Hi Linda. The intro to the recipe (up next to the photo) says "enjoy with grilled chicken or fish." Looks like chicken to me. So glad you like our recipes.
Looks delicious! The recipe calls for 6 tomatoes but that seems like a lot of tomato compared to what it looks like in the picture. Is that a correct amount?
That is correct, but feel free to adjust based on your preferences! Enjoy!

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