Spiced cous cous with dried fruits, pomegranate and mint

Main Dish
2 servings
15 min
10 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
2-3 cups filtered water

2 teaspoons dried mint

a pinch of powdered cloves (or 1-2 whole cloves)

a pinch of powdered star anise (or 1 whole star anise)

200 g whole grain cous cous Himalayan salt, just enought o taste

2 tablespoons raw sesame oil

2-3 handfuls of raisins, soaked in filtered water for 10 minutes then drained and pat dried

3-4 chopped medjol dates, stones removed

2 handfuls of pistachios, peeled

2 handfuls of almonds, peeled

1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

a pinch of chilli powder

seeds from 1 pomegranate

fresh mint leaves, to taste


  • First, make the spicy mint tea. Bring the water to a boil, add the mint, cloves and star anise, stir, remove from the heat and let everything infuse for about 1 minute. Filter and set aside.
  • Place the cous cous in a salad bowl (preferably large and low) and pour some of the mint tea over it (just enough to cover the cous cous).
  • Cover with a lid and let the cous cous cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Check doneness and add some more tea (which should be still very hot) if necessary, pouring it little by little.
  • When the cous cous is ready (it should be al dente) fluff with a fork, add the salt and sesame oil and toss.
  • Add the raisins, dates, pistachios, almonds, cinnamon, chilli and pomegranate seeds and toss again.
  • Sprinkle with some fresh mint leaves.
  • Serve at room temperature.
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Spiced cous cous with dried fruits, pomegranate and mint, photo 1
Spiced cous cous with dried fruits, pomegranate and mint, photo 2

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