Falafel Couscous Plate

Falafel Couscous Plate

By The Weekly  

September 5, 2016

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Why call takeout when this falafel couscous plate, packed with European flavours, only takes 10 minutes to put together! You got to try it to believe it.

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins


1½ cups instant couscous

1 tbsp olive oil

5 saffron threads (see tip)

1 tsp ras el hanout or ground coriander

1½ cups vegetable stock, just boiled

225 g packet falafels

1 cup mixed olives

280 g jar artichoke hearts, drained, halved

1 tbsp preserved lemon, finely sliced

½ cup parsley, chopped

Greek yoghurt, to serve


1In a large bowl, combine couscous, oil, saffron threads and ras el hanout. Pour stock over. Set aside 5 mins. Fluff with a fork and season to taste.

2Meanwhile, heat falafels 1 to 2 mins in the microwave on high (100 per cent power) until hot. Tear falafels into a bowl with olives, artichokes, preserved lemon and parsley. Gently toss together and serve on couscous. Top with Greek yoghurt.

TIP: Saffron is rather pricey, but can easily be replaced with ¼ tsp tumeric for extra colour.

Photo: Rob Shaw/Bauer

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