Spiced Cous Cous with Tomato & Halloumi

A low-fat veggie meal that I guarantee won’t leave you craving meat. Recently I’ve been substituting the usual carbs (pasta, rice, bread) for couscous and quinoa; don’t worry I’m not going to turn this into a nagging “health nut” blogpost, but I must say it’s been an absolute delight cooking and creating with these ingredients. This couscous is packed full of spices, flavour and when paired with some spiced grilled tomato, makes a delicious midweek meal.

Tomato Halloumi Cous cous recipe

What you need (serves 1)

  • 1/4 cup couscous – just covered with boiling water and a pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped peppers
  • 1 green chili – chopped
  • Handful of crushed almonds
  • Handful of fresh mint – chopped
  • 2 tsp natural yoghurt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 small garlic clove – minced
  • 1 beef tomato – quartered & mixed with a pinch of turmeric, cumin, paprika & salt
  • Sliced halloumi

Cooking time

  1. Once the couscous is cooked, mix with the peppers, chili, almonds, half the mint, yoghurt, cumin and garlic clove. Season to taste.
  2. Place the tomatoes on a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil. Place under the grill and cook at a medium-high heat until it starts to colour.
  3. In a frying pan, lightly brown the halloumi slices.
  4. Serve all together, sprinkle with the remaining mint leaves and be prepared for deliciousness!

Tomato Halloumi Cous cous recipe detail

I swear, this recipe takes longer to type up than it does to cook and I promise you fellow omnivores that going without meat doesn’t mean eating without satisfaction. But I want to hear from you, do you need meat to make a meal?


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