Couscous with Dates


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Simple Food

Simple Food

By Jill Dupleix

Published 2002

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Golden couscous makes a light and healthy lunch, with a spicy, fragrant broth and some simple steamed vegetables.



  • 500 g couscous
  • 500 ml boiling water
  • 1


Heat the oven to 160°C/Gas 3. Place the couscous in a large heatproof bowl and pour the boiling water on top. Add the olive oil and diced butter, and toss them through with a fork. Cover and place in the oven for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, finely slice the onions. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onions until soft. Add the garlic, tomatoes, sugar, salt, pepper, saffron, paprika, ginger and