By Good Food
This classic and well-loved Middle-Eastern dish is perfect to serve with fish
- Serves 4
Nutrition per serving
- 250g couscous
- 4 vine-ripened tomatoes
- half a cucumber
- 1 bunch spring onions, sliced
- 2 x 20g packs fresh parsley
- grated zest of a lemon
- 6 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 crushed garlic clove
TipServing the right amount
For 2 servings of couscous, you'll need about 125g couscous and 150ml of water or stock. For 4 servings, the quantities are 250g couscous and 300ml water or stock. For 6, you'll need 350g couscous and 500ml water or stock.
Prepare the couscous: Put the couscous into a large bowl. Pour over the boiling water or stock and stir. Cover with a plate or cling film and leave to stand for 5 mins until all the liquid has been absorbed. Separate the grains by roughing them up with a fork.
Finely dice the vine-ripened tomatoes and the cucumber. Slice the spring onions and finely chop the parsley, then add everything to the couscous with the grated zest of a lemon.
Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice and the garlic with plenty of seasoning and drizzle over the couscous. Toss well and serve with some grilled fish, meat or chicken.