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Preserved Lemon Couscous

Preserved Lemon Couscous is a summery side dish that works well with grilled meat, fish and vegetables or as part of a mezze.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: chickpeas, couscous, lemon, mint, parsley, pine nut, preserved lemons
Servings: 4 people



  • Heat the vegetable stock until it is simmering.
  • Put the couscous in a large dish, then pour over the stock and cover (cling film, plate, and tea towels all work well).
  • Place the couscous to one side and leave for 5 minutes before.
  • In the meantime, toast the pine nuts in a dry pan on a low heat until they are starting to turn golden brown.
  • Uncover the couscous and fluff with a fork.
  • Stir the remaining ingredients through the couscous and serve sprinkled with the pine nuts.


This dish tastes great served warm or cold so it can be made in advance and kept in the fridge for up to 3 days.