(at time of publication)
Step 1 Put the couscous into a heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water, then cover with a plate or plastic wrap and soak for 5 minutes. Fluff up with a fork, then stir in the lemon juice, oil, apricots, cranberries and basil. Season with salt and pepper. Keep warm until ready to serve.
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- 60 minutes to go… Preheat oven to 190°C. Make salmon dip. Prepare bread for baking and bake.
- 50 minutes to go… Make Frozen berry pots. Freeze.
- 40 minutes to go… Soak couscous. Prepare chicken for roasting. Remove bread from oven and set aside to cool.
- 30 minutes to go… Roast chicken. Chop veges for the entrée.
- 20 minutes to go… Put a pan of water on for the greens. Complete couscous recipe.
- 10 minutes to go… Cook greens, complete recipe and keep warm. Put entrée on the table. Remove chicken from oven and leave to rest in a warm place.
- 0 minutes to go… Pour yourself a well-deserved glass of wine. Dinner is served!
About this Recipe
- 2 cups couscous
- juice of 1 lemon (use the zested lemon from the entrée)
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
- 3 tablespoons dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup basil leaves, shredded
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Nutritional information (per serve)
Nutrition information is given per serve
*NS: not specified