Monday 6 May 2013


A light lunch idea inspired by North African cuisine. I'm a bit of a couscous fiend to tell you the truth and this recipe is one of my favourites at the moment. Takes hardly any time to make, it's fresh, healthy and addictive for all the right reasons. The hardest part of this recipe is probably boiling the kettle - doesn't get any more accessible than that.

(serves 2)
- 1 cup couscous
- 1 cup boiling hot water
- 1/2 red bell pepper (finely chopped)
- 1/2 yellow bell pepper (finely chopped)
- 1/2 green bell pepper (finely chopped)
- 1/4 cup dried raisins
- 1 lemon (for the juice)
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt

Place the couscous in a bowl and add the boiling hot water (straight from the kettle!). Leave to sit for 5 minutes, add the lemon juice and olive oil, then fluff the couscous with a fork. 

Add the chopped vegetables, raisins and salt. Mix it round a bit and you're good to go.