Moroccan Giant Cous-Cous

If you haven’t cooked with giant cous-cous yet then this is a must-try!  In this recipe we use a combination of strong spices, like ginger and cinnamon and play with a mixture of sweet and savoury to create an interesting and delicious dish.  This recipe serves two, however it would be great for four people as a side dish with salad, falafel and some pita bread.

Moroccan Giant Cous-Cous
Serves 2
Contains: gluten, sesame
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
  1. 150 g giant cous-cous
  2. 2 large shallots
  3. 1/2 can of chickpeas
  4. 1/4 cup chopped, dried apricots
  5. 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  6. 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  7. 1 tbsp tomato purée
  8. 1 tbsp olive oil
  9. 1/4 tsp of the following spices -
  10. paprika, turmeric, ginger, mild chilli powder, cinnamon
  11. pinch of fresh coriander, chopped
  12. pinch of salt
  1. Add the cous-cous and cold water to a pan and bring to the boil. Cook for 8-10 minutes and then drain the water.
  2. Meanwhile, chop the shallots and fry in some oil for 5 minutes. Drain the chickpeas and fry with the shallots for a further 2 minutes. Add in the apricots, cranberries, sesame seeds, tomato purée, olive oil and spices and transfer to the drained cous-cous. Combine well and serve with an extra sprinkle of sesame seeds and a garnish of coriander.
  3. Enjoy hot or cold!

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