Couscous with preserved lemons

Couscous with preserved lemons
  • Serves icon Serves 6
  • Time icon Ready in 20 minutes

This zesty Moroccan side dish of couscous with preserved lemons will add instant flavour to any meal. Serving with grilled lamb chops or fried halloumi to transform this side into an easy dinner.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
299kcals
Fat
14g (1.2g saturated)
Protein
7.8g
Carbohydrates
31g (1.1g sugars)
Fibre
2.9g
Salt
0.4g
Calories
299kcals
Fat
14g (1.2g saturated)
Protein
7.8g
Carbohydrates
31g (1.1g sugars)
Fibre
2.9g
Salt
0.4g

Ingredients

  • 400ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 300g couscous
  • Zest and juice of a lemon
  • Glug of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 preserved lemons, quartered
  • 75g toasted pine nuts
  • Handful of chopped fresh parsley

Method

  1. Put the stock and chickpeas into a pan. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  2. Put the couscous in a large dish, then pour over the stock and chickpeas. Stir, cover with cling film and set aside for 5 minutes. Uncover and fluff with a fork.
  3. Add the lemon zest and juice, extra-virgin olive oil, lemons, pine nuts and parsley. Season.

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