Your family and friends will enjoy the amazing flavours in this Moroccan inspired dish. The fruits and spices create a delicious combination that is sweet and tasty but not too spicy. Substitute dried apricots for prunes if you prefer.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
- ½ butternut pumpkin, cubed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1½ cups chicken stock
- 6 teaspoons harissa
- 10 prunes, chopped
- 1 cup couscous
- 2 whole roasted red peppers, sliced
- ½ red onion, finely sliced
- 2 handfuls baby spinach leaves
- 400 g cooked lamb, warm
- 1 handful pine nuts, toasted
- plain yoghurt to serve (optional)
- 3 tablespoons orange juice
- 6 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons white condiment (white balsamic vinegar)
1Preheat oven to 200°C. Coat pumpkin cubes with oil (I like to put them in a plastic bag with the oil so they get coated evenly), place on a roasting tray and sprinkle with cumin. Roast for 20 minutes, until brown and cooked through.
2Boil chicken stock in a saucepan. Remove from heat and add harissa, prunes and couscous. Mix then cover with lid for 5 minutes. If after 5 minutes the couscous is very dry, add a small amount of boiling water and cover for another few minutes.
3In a salad bowl, mix the dressing ingredients, then add sliced capsicum, red onion, spinach leaves, roast pumpkin and warm lamb. Fluff the couscous with a fork and toss in the bowl with the vegetables and lamb. Mix gently.
4Sprinkle with toasted pine nuts and serve topped with a spoonful of plain yoghurt.
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