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Spiced fruity couscous

by Christina Julia

Spiced fruity couscous

Serves: 4-6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 500ml/18fl oz vegetable stock
  • 200g/7oz quick-cooking couscous
  • 75g/3oz ready-to-eat prunes
  • 75g/3oz ready-to-eat dried apricots
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • salt and freshly ground black peppe


  • Dry-roast the cumin seeds over a low heat in a non-stick frying pan for a
    few minutes, stirring constantly. Crush the seeds finely using a mortar
    and pestle, and set aside.
  • Bring the stock to the boil in a large saucepan, add the couscous and
    stir well. Turn off the heat, cover the pan and leave to stand for
    10 minutes. Use a fork to fluff the couscous.
  • Using scissors, snip the dried fruit into the couscous, then add the cumin
    seeds, oil and half of the coriander. Season with salt and pepper. Fork
    through until evenly mixed.
  • Turn into a serving bowl and sprinkle with the remaining coriander.
    Serve hot or at room temperature

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