Warm Couscous Salad with Broad Beans

A warm couscous salad with broad beans and a hint of lemon zest. Tastes delicious served with fish for a simple midweek supper.


100g essential Waitrose Couscous

250g fresh or frozen broad beans

25g chopped, mixed fresh herbs (such as parsley, chives and coriander)

1 lemon, juice and grated zest

2 tbsp olive oil



1. Place 100g essential Waitrose Couscous in a heatproof glass or china bowl. Season well and cover with 225ml boiling water. Give the couscous a stir, then cover and leave to steam for 5 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, cook 250g fresh or frozen broad beans until tender, then drain and set aside. Fluff the couscous with a fork then add the broad beans, 25g chopped, mixed fresh herbs (such as parsley, chives and coriander), the juice and grated zest of 1 lemon and 2 tbsp olive oil. Serve while still warm, with a watercress salad and a griddled chicken breast or salmon fillet.


  • Total time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 2489.48kJ
Fat 20.9g
Saturated Fat 3.6g
Carbohydrate 48.4g
Sugars 3.9g
Salt 0.3g

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This recipe was first published in Fri May 06 16:36:00 BST 2011.