Cous cous with herbs and green chilli



I always say that cous cous is the working woman’s friend. It is so quick and simple to prepare. But, it needs a little bit of love and attention by adding flavour and texture or else it is beyond boring. This is a version I have recently started making, mainly because I grow my own herbs, so there is always something in the garden that will add the necessary bazinga.

Serves 4 as an accompaniment

1 cup cous cous
1 tablespoon good quality olive oil
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
About 1 cup of roughly chopped fresh herbs. Whatever you have around will most likely work. I always use flat leaf parsley and basil and then add chives and a little fresh thyme too.
1 or 2 fresh green chillies, finely chopped, depending on how hot you like things. Leave out the seeds for less heat.

Put the cous cous in the bowl you want to serve it in. Pour on 1 cup of boiling water and cover the bowl. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Use a fork to separate the grains and then add the herbs and chilli. Season well with salt and pepper and then drizzle over the olive oil and stir it through. That’s it. Done. Yummy.