This simple, versatile couscous recipe is really handy to have up your sleeve. It works well with a variety of Turkish and Middle Eastern dishes, ranging from tagines to kebabs. As it’s served cold and can be prepared in advance, this is also a great addition at a barbecue. The crunchy cumin seeds, with their warm flavour, provide a tasty contrast with the fresh-tasting lemon and herbs.
If you have any leftovers, you can easily turn this into a light meal by bulking it out with various ingredients that you might have to hand. This dish tastes great with all sorts of additions; for example, chickpeas, feta cheese, chopped red onion or pomegranate seeds – let your imagination run wild!