Giant couscous with courgette, fig and goat’s cheese

Giant couscous with courgette, fig and goat’s cheese
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Hands-on time 30 minutes

A quick, easy to make veggie recipe made with giant couscous, courgettes, fresh mint, figs and goat’s cheese. Perfect for midweek, especially in summer and early autumn.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
390kcals
Fat
23.3g (7.2g saturated)
Protein
13.7g
Carbohydrates
31.6g (6.7g sugars)
Fibre
2.5g
Salt
0.9g
Calories
390kcals
Fat
23.3g (7.2g saturated)
Protein
13.7g
Carbohydrates
31.6g (6.7g sugars)
Fibre
2.5g
Salt
0.9g

Ingredients

  • ½ vegetable stock cube
  • 200g giant couscous
  • 3 medium courgettes
  • 1 lemon
  • Handful fresh mint leaves
  • 50g chopped walnuts
  • 2 tbsp walnut oil
  • 4 ripe figs
  • 125g soft goat’s cheese

Method

  1. Boil the water in a kettle, put the ½ stock cube in a jug, then pour over 200ml hot water and mix well. Put the giant couscous into a large heatproof bowl and pour over the hot stock. Cover with cling film and leave for 20 minutes to soften, or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, slice the courgettes into long, thin ribbons. Squeeze over the juice of the lemon and season well, then leave for at least 15 minutes to marinate.
  3. Chop the mint leaves. When the couscous is soft and has absorbed all or most of the stock, drain if necessary, then toss with the courgettes, chopped mint, walnuts and walnut oil. Season generously.
  4. Divide the couscous mixture among plates. Slice the figs lengthways. Top each plate with sliced figs, then crumble over the goat’s cheese and serve.

delicious. tips

  1. Next time use a large ripe peach instead of figs and replace the goat’s cheese with mozzarella.

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