vegan fruity couscous

Lazy Vegan Recipe: 5 Minute Fruity Couscous

Meat free Monday lazy green people! Hope you had a lovely weekend and feeling peckish…I have a scrummy idea for you.

You can never have too many recipes which take just 5 minutes to make, especially when they are as versatile and delicious as fruity couscous! This dish can be served up hot with a veg stew or chickpea tagine; or cold as a salad or a quick fix lunch.

Now, this recipe is so quick and easy, that I feel a little cheeky posting it!! But it’s just as much about the inspiration than the method itself, plus I’m currently on holiday so sometimes you gotta take it easy….

fruity couscous recipe



  • 1 cup of couscous
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 1tsp bouillon or ½ veg stock cube
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1tsp paprika
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp sultanas
  • 1 tbsp chopped dried dates
  • 2 tbsp chopped dried apricots

coucous vegan recipe


  1. Mix all your dried ingredients together; then add the fruit and garlic.
  2. Add the boiling water to the stock and mix thoroughly. Pour the stock mixture over the couscous; making sure to cover evenly. Do not stir! Leave to its own devises for about 3 minutes, or until the water is all soaked up.
  3. Give it a good stir and decorate with pomegranate, chopped coriander or a few giant raisons. Nom!

vegan fruity couscous

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