Recipe: Apricot Cous Cous

Cous CousI was recently invited to a barbeque where all guests were asked to bring a dish. I was delighted with the invite but a bit stuck on what to take along with me as I had a very busy week and not a lot of time to put into food preparation.

So I decided to cheat a little bit by adding my own twist to some pre-seasoned cous cous. Cous Cous is such a quick and cost effective way to add some excitement to any meal.

This was my first time trying something from the Ainsley Harriott range and after much deliberation I opted for the spice sensation flavour. This flavour definitely has a hint of morocco so I decided to add my own little additions of dried apricots and fresh coriander.

One packet of 100g cous cous serves two for a main meal but serves more at an event such as a barbeque where it can be mixed and matched with other salads.cous cous ingredientsIngredients

  • 1 packet of Ainsley Harriott spice sensation cous cous
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • Approximately 12 dried apricots
  • 1 bunch of fresh coriander
  • 1 lemon


  • Add the cous cous to a large bowl
  • Add the stock cube to 160ml of boiling water and stir
  • Add the stock to the cous cous and gently stir to ensure cous cous is covered with the water, allow to stand for five minutes
  • Mix cous cous with a fork and allow to cool
  • Chop dried apricots in half
  • Chop some coriander
  • Add the apricots and coriander to the cous cous with the juice of a lemon and stir
  • Add to a serving bowl, add more lemon juice and some coriander leaves to dress
  • Enjoy!

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