Chorizo, pea and lemon couscous

Chorizo, pea and lemon couscous
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Hands on time 20 mins

This chorizo, pea and lemon couscous dish makes a quick, speedy meal with bags of flavour.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
399kcals
Fat
18.3g (5.8g saturated)
Protein
16g
Carbohydrates
41.6g (2.3g sugars)
Fibre
2.4g
Salt
0.7g
Calories
399kcals
Fat
18.3g (5.8g saturated)
Protein
16g
Carbohydrates
41.6g (2.3g sugars)
Fibre
2.4g
Salt
0.7g

Ingredients

  • 300g quick-cook couscous
  • 400-450ml chicken stock, hot
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 200g chorizo, sliced
  • 150g frozen peas, defrosted
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves

Method

  1. Put the couscous in a large bowl, then pour over the hot chicken stock. Stir quickly with a fork, cover with cling film or a clean tea towel, then leave for 10 minutes to absorb.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a medium frying pan and cook the chorizo for a few minutes until just starting to crisp. Add the peas and warm through.
  3. Uncover the couscous and fluff with a fork. Stir in the lemon zest and juice. Add the chorizo and peas, then the basil leaves. Season and mix well before serving.

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