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Aromatic couscous

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 2
Dietary Vegetarian
From Ready Steady Cook


  1. Rub the courgette and red pepper slices with olive oil. Heat a griddle pan and griddle the courgette and pepper pieces for 2-3 minutes, turning frequently, until softened and lightly charred all over. Remove from the heat and chop up into small pieces.

  2. Place the couscous into a large bowl. Add the courgette and pepper pieces and all the remaining ingredients and mix well.

  3. To serve, place into a serving dish.


  • 1 courgette, sliced lengthways
  • ½ red pepper, cut into strips
  • olive oil, for drizzling
  • 200g/7oz couscous, cooked according to packet instructions
  • 1 orange, juice and zest
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • small handful fresh mixed herbs such as parsley, mint, basil and coriander, chopped
  • 2 tbsp black olives, stones removed
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

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