Lemon, Lime and Herb Couscous

July 1, 2013

Author Notes: Couscous is one of my pantry staples. Why? Well, it is healthy, quick to cook, filling, versatile and easy on the wallet. So, why not? And this is a perfect way to use up your herb bounty during the summer months. I tend to serve this lemon, lime and herb couscous with the ‘sweeter’ stews, curries or vegetables to cut through their sweetness.Bintu

Serves: 4


  • 1.5 cups couscous
  • Zest and Juice of 1 lime
  • Zest and Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • 1.5 cups boiling water
  • 2 handfuls of herbs eg mint, cilantro
  • 3 scallions finely sliced
In This Recipe


  1. Add the couscous, juice and zest of the lemon and lime, salt and water into a bowl.
  2. Stir everything very well, then cover with a plate and let it stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Then stir it again and cover for another 5 minutes.
  4. Using a fork fluff up the couscous and add in the herbs and spring onions and stir till well mixed.

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