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A traditional side dish of North African, commonly known as a Moroccan staple served with stewy things like Tagine. But essentially, I just use it like rice – serve it with anything!A light sprinkle of fresh herbs adds welcome colour, or fruit and nuts to add interest. Me, I do both! Exceptional served with Vegetable Tagine.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine morrocan, side dish
Servings 6 People


  • ▢ 2 cups couscous
  • ▢ 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock low sodium
  • ▢ 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ▢ 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ▢ 1/2 tsp salt


  • ▢ 2 tbsp coriander/cilantro finely chopped
  • ▢ 2 tbsp parsley finely chopped


  • ▢ 1/3 cup dried apricots chopped
  • ▢ 1/3 cup currants or sultanas
  • ▢ 2 tbsp slivered almonds toasted


  • Heat chicken stock until boiling using whatever method you choose (stove, 3 – 4 minutes in microwave on high).
  • Pour over couscous in a heatproof bowl. Shake to level the couscous, cover with plate (or cling wrap).
  • Leave for 10 minutes, then fluff with fork. Stir through olive oil, lemon juice and salt.
  • Stir through either herbs or fruit & nuts. Or as I do, use it all! Keep warm until ready to use. Ideal served with Tagine, or anything Middle Eastern.


This recipe is sponsored by Mediterranean Supermarket 
Keyword couscous, morrocan dish, morrocan side dish, side dish