Stir-fried spring green couscous with halloumi

  • Vegetarian


150g couscous
150ml hot vegetable stock
Grated zest and juice 
1 large orange
2 tbsp olive oil
500g pack essential Waitrose Spring Greens, finely shredded
2 large carrots, coarsely grated
75g dried apricots, roughly chopped
50g shelled pistachios, roughly chopped
4 salad onions, thinly sliced
250g pack essential Waitrose Cypriot Light Halloumi, diced


1. Place the couscous in a large heatproof bowl and stir in the hot stock with the orange zest and juice. Set aside for 5 minutes.

2. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large sauté pan and stir-fry the greens for 5–6 minutes until tender.

3. Place the carrots, apricots, pistachios and salad onions in a large serving bowl. Add the stir-fried greens and couscous and toss well.

4. Heat the remaining oil in the pan and fry the halloumi for 2 minutes until golden. Scatter over the salad and serve warm.

Cook’s tip

Try swapping the couscous for quinoa — cook in the stock according to pack instructions. Add the juice and zest once cooked.

Stir-fried spring green couscous with halloumi
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 25 minutes 25 minutes

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 2,305kj/550kcals
Fat 26.4g
Saturated Fat 8.8g
Carbohydrate 48.8g
Sugars 19.8g
Salt 1.8g

10.3g fibre 29.3g protein

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This recipe was first published in Fri Feb 28 15:11:54 GMT 2014.