Save to your scrapbook

    Chargrilled Lemon and Pistachio Couscous

    This will be saved to your scrapbook

    You can also add it to one of your existing cookbooks


      Email this recipe to a friend

      Send a link to this recipe to a friend or your own e-mail address as a reminder

      * mandatory

    Chargrilled Lemon and Pistachio Couscous

    Lemon quarters are chargrilled on the barbecue to give them a fantastic zesty flavour, which is just the boost the couscous needs.

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 10 minutes
    • Total time: 20 minutes 20 minutes

    Serves: 6 - 8


    • 250g couscous
    • 2 lemons
    • 20g pack fresh mint, leaves only
    • Waitrose Fresh Flat Leaf Parsley
    • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 150g pack shelled pistachios


    1. Place the couscous in a large bowl. Pour over 400ml of boiling water and immediately cover with clingfilm and allow to stand for 5 minutes.
    2. Finely grate the zest from the lemons and reserve. Cut the lemons into quarters.
    3. Scrape a fork over the surface of the couscous to break up the individual grains. Roughly chop the herbs and add with oil and lemon zest, then season generously. Roughly chop the pistachios and add them to the mixture.
    4. Use the lit barbecue or preheat the grill to high, and cook the lemon wedges for about 3-5 minutes, turning once during cooking until just beginning to char at the edges. Using tongs, squeeze the juice from the hot wedges over the couscous and mix in well. Serve immediately.

    Your recipe note

    Edit your recipe note


    Average user rating

    4 stars