Moroccan Fruity Couscous

Today I’d like to share another one of my family’s all-time favourite dishes – Moroccan Fruity Couscous. This is such a pretty dish, full of flavour and ready in just 20 minutes!

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I made this dish for dinner last night, and was intending to blog it in the evening and join in ‘Meatless Monday‘. However, after a day of thunder, lightening and heavy rain, the weather had finally cleared by 7pm and the three of us were itching to get outside and make the most of the ‘best part of the day’. Our short stroll turned into a 6 mile circular walk along the Kennet & Avon Canal & across Bath City centre. It was such a beautiful evening! Everything smelt so fresh after the rainfall, and the late sun was making everything sparkle.

Kennet & Avon Canal - By Sydney Gardens

So here’s the recipe, a day late but I’m sure you’ll forgive me 😉

In the UK, whole wheat couscous is available from Waitrose and Tesco, as well as from health food stores.

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Next time I make this dish, I’d love to try a gluten-free version using home-made ‘Cauliflower Couscous’. I’ve never tried this before but, from what I’ve seen on the web, it looks pretty easy.  Rather than using the cauliflower raw, I’m going to try steaming it first (until just tender), then whizz it in the food processor until it looks like couscous. I’ll then add a touch of oil and combine it with the spiced veggies. Once I’ve tried it, I let you know how I get on.

Have you ever tried making cauliflower ‘rice’ or ‘couscous’? If so, I’d love to hear how it turned out xx

11 thoughts on “Moroccan Fruity Couscous

  1. Looks lovely and Summery Sharon! Perfect timing for the courgettes now sprouting in the garden. Just wish it was easier to get hold of wholemeal couscous :-/ Where do you get yours? Anywhere online or do you use a stockist local to you?

    1. Hey lovely to hear from you! I tend to buy my whole wheat couscous from Tesco
      It’s also available from Waitrose but it’s a fair bit more expensive
      p.s. I’ve been working on a lovely carrot cake recipe. ‘M’ said it’s one of my best cakes yet 🙂 Just got to adjust the proportions slightly to get it to fit into a traybake, then I’ll send it to you xx

      1. Bah, I checked my Tesco online and they didn’t stock! Still good to know, I’ll have to take a tour of a couple of the larger stores in nearby towns. I look forward to the carrot cake, everything you do looks so good!!

  2. This looks great Sharon. I love all the fruit, veggies, nuts + seeds you packed in! I’ve tried the cauliflower “rice” thing and really enjoyed it. There’s a recipe on my blog for Caulilflower fried “rice” with veggies + Asian tofu if you’re interested-

    I’ve been thinking of you these past couple of days as I’ve been in Bath flat-hunting for September! Tried some great veg restaurants too (The Green Rocket, Demuth’s + the Chapel Arts café) Have you been to any of them?

    1. Both your cauliflower fried rice dish and pesto-ricotta tofu omelette look & sound amazing!! I’ve book-marked both 🙂
      I haven’t been to The Green Rocket yet but after reading your review I can’t wait to try it out! We’re heading out on our bikes this morning and that could be the perfect place for a post-ride coffee and cake 🙂

  3. I had never, ever heard of the cauliflower rice! Of course, it makes so much sense. I’m so thankful for blogs like yours where I can learn more and find inspiration. I do agree, I like the idea of steaming.

    1. Hi there! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. It’s really lovely to hear from you ♥
      I’ve heard great things about cauliflower “rice”. I think it’s most often eaten as a raw dish, but I prefer the idea of steaming it first or frying/sauteeing it. It could make a great gluten-free alternative to couscous in Moroccan and Middle Eastern dishes. I’m looking forward to trying it out 🙂

  4. Yum – I love couscous and this looks so pretty. I’ve never tried wholewheat couscous and as we only eat wholewheat pasta I’m excited to give this a try. this. I’ve also never tried cauliflower rice but use ribbons of courgette instead of pasta – great with a fresh tomato and basil sauce. x

    1. I discovered whole wheat couscous when I switched to online shopping. I never managed to spot it in the shops. I’m sure you’ll love it!
      Your courgette dish sounds really yummy! One day I’d love to buy a spiraliser to make courgette spaghetti. Yet another gadget for my ever growing collection 😉

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