Fast, filling and easy to prepare, couscous lends itself perfectly to a Meatless Monday choice in simple couscous recipes.
Commonly found in the Mediterranean, couscous is made of durum wheat granules and is cooked by absorbing tasty stock making it a great vehicle for building flavours and adding in other ingredients.
Great for vegetarians it's easy to pump of the flavour and pairs perfectly with Mediterranean veg, chickpeas or even made into patties. Have a look at the four simple couscous recipes below and be transported to Morocco and beyond.
If you want to find out more about couscous before you start re-live that moment when Jamie Oliver travelled around Sicily in his younger years and saw how couscous was made from scratch for the first time.
VEGETARIAN COUSCOUS WITH LEMON, PEPPERS AND OLIVES
A simple couscous fix filled with those classic Mediterranean flavours. Perfect as a pack up for lunch or a makeahead side to leave in the fridge for when you arrive home.
Middle Eastern flavours come through in this zesty orange and ginger dish with succulent tuna skewers.
Classic Moroccan style coucous cooked in the traditional method comes packed full of flavour and vegetables, a perfect solution for a more comforting meal.
Lightly spiced couscous cakes are a great falafel alternative and a perfect solution to leftover couscous.
Hungry for more? Take a look at some of the wonderful dishes from last year's couscous fest.