Wednesday, 2 April 2008


This is my feel good recipe which is very quick to make and delicious. I used all my favorite vegetables but you can vary the combination to suit yourself e.g you can use fresh or tinned tomatoes instead of sun-dried tomatoes and beans or peas instead of chick peas. Serves 4 and takes 15 minutes to cook.

  • 1 mug couscous ( about 200 g )
  • 2 mugs boiled water or veg stock
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion -chopped -
  • 1 clove of garlic ( optional )
  • 5- 6 sun dried tomatoes - chopped -
  • 1 mug of cooked chick peas - drained -
  • 1 chili pepper ( optional )
  • some fresh coriander or your choice of herbs
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • black pepper
  • dash of soy sauce
  • lemon juice to serve

Put the chopped onion, garlic, tomatoes, chili, chick peas, oil, tomato paste in a deep pan. Add hot water or stock and boil for about  7 to 10 minutes or until the onions are soft. Add the soy sauce and couscous. Turn the heat off after mixing couscous with everything  in the pan. place the lid on and let it rest for 5- 7 minutes. Mix it well, add coriander and lemon juice to serve.

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