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Zesty Middle Eastern Pearl Couscous



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Zesty Middle Eastern Pearl Couscous


  • 4 x 10 cm Lemon peel
  • 6 sprigs fresh mint, Leaves only
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 40 g lemon juice
  • 40 g olive oil
  • 1.5 level tsp cumin seed, ground
  • 2 level tsp paprika
  • half level tsp salt


  • 300 g carrot
  • 1 red capsicum
  • 200 g pearl couscous
  • 3 --- handfuls rocket
  • 100 g feta cheese
  • handful Pepitas
  • 4 sprig fresh mint, leaves only
  • 6
    1h 0min
    Preparation 10min
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Recipe's preparation

  1. 1. Place lemon rind, mint and garlic in the bowl. 6sec Sp9.
    2. Add lemon juice, olive oil, cumin, paprika, and salt. 5sec Sp6.
    3. Pour into a jug and set aside.
    4. Do NOT clean mixing bowl
  2. Salad
  3. 1. Preheat oven 180.
    2. Peel carrot and cut into chunks.
    3. Put carrot into bowl. 4sec Sp 4.5. You want it chunky.
    4. Pour onto baking tray.
    5. Cut red capsicum into long slices about 1cm thickness.
    6. Toss with carrot on tray and cook in oven (bout 40mins - I like mine a little crispy).
    7. 1L of water into the bowl. Insert simmering basket. Pour in couscous. 15min/100degress/Sp4.
    8. Pour cous cous into large bowl to cool.
    9. Add rocket, mint leaves, half feta, cooked veggies and dressing (see tips). Toss.
    10. Put in serving bowl and crumble over the remaining feta and scatter pepitas.

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Alterations -
- You could use pumpkin/sweet potato instead of carrot
- Add a tin of CHICKPEAS
- Add CHICKEN tenders in the varoma when cooking couscous

This recipe makes a generous amount of dressing. Adjust to your taste. I made it generous to allow for chicken or extras.

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