Green couscous

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By Yotam Ottolenghi

Published 2010

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A good-looking and even better tasting side salad. It has strong flavours and is extremely healthy but still feels light and comforting. Serve it with Poached baby vegetables or with fish. Adding some feta will make it a bit more substantial.


  • 150 g couscous
  • 160 ml boiling water or vegetable stock
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Place the couscous in a large bowl and cover with the boiling water or stock. Cover the bowl with cling film and leave for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, fry the onion in the olive oil on a medium heat until golden and completely soft. Add the salt and cumin and mix well. Leave to cool slightly.

Next, make the herb paste by placing all the ingredients in a food processor and blitzing un