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Couscous with red onion and herbs

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


  1. Place the couscous into a large bowl and add hot chicken or vegetable stock. Cover and leave to stand for five minutes.

  2. In a frying pan add the vegetable oil. Once hot add the red onion. Fry for 2-3 minutes and remove from the heat.

  3. Add the avocado, the lime juice, fresh herbs, chilli and the red onion to the couscous and mix thoroughly.

  4. Serve.


For the couscous

  • 250g/9oz couscous
  • 600ml/20fl oz/1 pint chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • ½ lime, juice only
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 red chilli, chopped
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced

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