Tag: avocado

dinner, quick meals


spicy couscous recipe

On my recent lemon basil pasta recipe post I mentioned that I had been working on getting together some quick and easy recipes for work nights where I don’t feel like (or don’t have the time to) spend a long time in the kitchen making dinner. This mexican couscous salad is my latest 10 minute recipe – all that’s required is to cover the couscous and spices with boiling water, chop or gather together the remaining ingredients and then mix and serve!

Leftovers store well in a sealed container in the fridge for around five days – just omit the nutritional yeast and avocado and add these just before serving the mexican couscous salad.┬áThere’s only two of us at my house, so I like to make up this full batch for dinner and have the leftovers for lunch at work the next day – so as well as being a quick and easy dinner, the leftovers also serve as a quick and easy lunch the next day too!

savoury, vegan



For the chilli:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 red onion (chopped)
4 cloves black garlic (or sub white garlic) (finely sliced)
1 red chilli (finely chopped)
1 red pepper (chopped)
350g mushrooms (sliced)
1 can passata (or chopped tomatoes)
500ml vegetable stock
1 can kidney beans
1 tablespoon vegan worcester sauce (available at Poundland)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon yeast extract
1 tablespoon chilli powder
1 tablespoon barbeque sauce
2 tablespoons smoked paprika
2 tablespoons liquid smoke
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon sugar

For the avocado mash:
1 large avocado
Juice of 1/2 a lime
Salt and pepper

Chilli flakes

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