Sweet and Sour Couscous

Sweet and Sour Couscous

Sweet and Sour Couscous

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Lunch
Cuisine French
Servings 4 people


  • 150 g wholemeal couscous + 150 ml hot water not hot
  • 60 g raisins
  • 240 g cooked or canned chickpeas
  • 180 g fresh pineapple
  • 6 large cherry tomatoes or 3 small ones
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 60 g spinach leaves or spinach shoots or a nice bunch of fresh parsley
  • A few fresh mint leaves or dried mint
  • 2 tbsp. dried onion flakes
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. cane sugar
  • 1 tsp. sweet curry powder
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil


  • Soak the raisins in a bowl with warm water until used, about 15 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, pour the semolina and sprinkle with warm, not hot, water. Cover and let it swell until the vegetables are ready.
  • Fry the chickpeas in a pan with a little olive oil and add the dried onion flakes until golden.
  • Pour the chickpeas onto a plate and set aside until needed.
  • Cut the pineapple into small cubes and caramelize in a frying pan with a drop of olive oil and 1 tsp of cane sugar. A few minutes are enough. Pour on a plate and reserve until use.
  • Wash the tomatoes, spinach, mint leaves and zucchini and chop them very finely.
  • Drain the semolina, separating the grains with a fork.
  • Drain the raisins.
  • Pour all the ingredients on the semolina: raisins, roasted chickpeas with onions, caramelized pineapple, spinach, mint, zucchini and tomatoes. Add curry powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Mix well.
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