Impress friends and family with this gourmet creation.


  • 2 cups of couscous

  • 3/4 cups of water

  • 3 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1 red onion finely chopped

  • 1 glove of garlic thinly sliced

  • 1/4 pumpkin peeled and finely chopped

  • 1 red capsicum finely diced

  • 1 green capsicum finely diced

  • 1 lemon zest

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1/2 Arabian figs

  • 2 tablespoons of Jomeis Fine Foods Sweet Balsamic Reduction

  • A pinch of saffron

  • 2 pinches of cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon of cumin seeds

  • A pinch of freshly grated nutmeg Fresh lime juice

  • Garnish fresh coriander, mint and caramelised figs


  • 1.

    Place 3/4 cups of cold water in a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring to boil. Remove from heat. Add couscous and stir, cover. Set aside for 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Flu couscous with a fork to separate the grains. Cover to keep warm.

  • 2.

    In a small saucepan add olive oil, red onion, garlic, pumpkin, lemon zest, red and green capsicum, and fry till cooked through and season to taste.

  • 3.

    In a separate pan, add cinnamon stick, bay leaf, figs and Sweet Balsamic Reduction and reduce. Leave to cool.

  • 4.

    In a separate pan, dry fry saffron, cinnamon, cumin, and nutmeg together. Grind in a mortar and pestle.

  • 5.

    Mix together spices, vegetables, fresh lime juice, and add to cooked couscous.

  • 6.

    Top with coriander, mint, caramelised figs and drizzle of Sweet Balsamic Reduction.

  • 7.

    Garnish and Serve.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 489kj
  • Fat Total 11g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Protein 13g
  • Carbohydrate 83g
  • Sugar 7g
  • Sodium 20mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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