Prep:10 minutes

Cook:20 minutes

Serves:4 (as a side)

A quick to make, delicious side dish.


1 tbsp olive oil
1 red onion, sliced
1 large clove garlic, crushed
1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tbsp tomato puree
190ml boiling water
250g cous cous
Pinch LoSalt
Freshly ground black pepper
30g chopped walnuts
10 cherry tomatoes, halved
4 spring onions, chopped
Handful chopped parsley
Handful chopped fresh mint
Juice 1 large lemon
Extra slurp olive oil
Seeds from a pomegranate


1. Start by heating the olive oil in a large saucepan
2. Add the onion and sauté for 2-3 mins
3. Add the crushed garlic and sauté for another 2 mins
4. Next add the chopped, deseeded red chilli and the ground cumin
5. Then add the tomato puree and the boiling water
6. Now pour in the cous cous, stir well, and add a pinch of LoSalt and freshly ground black pepper. Then cover with a lid, turn off the heat and set aside for 15 mins
7. Once the cous cous has soaked, pour into a large bowl
8. Then add the chopped walnuts, cherry tomatoes, spring onions, parsley and mint
9. Finally add the lemon juice, extra olive oil and pomegranate seeds
10. Mix well and serve at room temperature along with a dollop of Greek yogurt if you fancy