Recipe: a bright winter couscous with edible flowers

A couscous to cherish

Looking for a tasty and stylish dish with some style this winter? Our delicious couscous fits the bill. Enhance the dish with almonds, pomegranate and edible flowers and serve it in red cabbage leaves. This is a couscous to cherish. Read on, check out the essentials and get started.

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you will need (for couscous for 4):

  • 250 grams of couscous
  • 400 grams of diced pumpkin or squash
  • 90 grams almonds
  • Parsley
  • 120 grams of pomegranate
  • Edible flowers (we used edible violets)*
  • Red cabbage (for decoration)
  • 1 tablespoon brown caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of salt

how to make winter cousous

  1. Preheat the oven to 200° degrees and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Wash the pumpkin and cut it into slices or cubes. 
  3. Spoon the caster sugar, cinnamon, a little olive oil and a pinch of cayenne pepper and salt into the pumpkin. 
  4. Spread the pumpkin mixture on the baking tray and place in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. 
  5. Heat 250 ml of water (or stick to the quantities on the couscous packet), dissolve the vegetable stock cube in the boiling water and then turn off the heat. 
  6. Stir the couscous into the water and simmer for 5-10 minutes with the lid on. Stir the couscous occasionally. 
  7. Add olive oil, pepper, salt or chilli flakes to taste. 
  8. Toast the almonds in a pan until golden brown. 
  9. Cut off the underside of the red cabbage. Carefully loosen the cabbage leaves. You can use these, as shown in the picture, to serve the couscous in. 
  10. Remove the pumpkin mixture from the oven and carefully spoon it through the couscous. Serve with the pomegranate seeds, almonds, fresh parsley and edible flowers. 

*Never just sink your teeth into any old flower or plant - only use edible flowers from specialised suppliers that have been grown for consumption.


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