Moroccan Couscous with Lamb Cutlets


Moroccan Couscous Salad with Lamb Cutlets

Enjoy for lunch, or as a side with whatever you desire. This Moroccan couscous dish is sure to be a hit
Servings 6
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins


  • Baking tray
  • Fry pan
  • Mixing bowl



  • 1 kg Lamb cutlets (can also use backstrap)
  • cup Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Moroccan spice
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Sweet paprika
  • Salt & pepper

Moroccan Couscous

  • cups Medium grain couscous
  • cups Boiling water
  • 2 tbsp Moroccan spice
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 Clove of garlic (crushed)
  • ½ tsp Dried chilli (optional)


  • ½ cup Pomegranate seeds
  • 1 Cucumber (sliced)
  • ½ cup Sundried tomato (sliced)
  • 1 cup Rocket
  • ½ cup Chickpeas
  • ½ Red onion (sliced)
  • 1 cup Honey roasted pumpkin
  • ½ cup Coriander (sliced)
  • ½ cup Mint (sliced)

Honey roasted pumpkin

  • 1 cup Pumpkin (diced)
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • Canola spray

Cumin dressing

  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander roots (finely diced)
  • 1 Garlic (small)
  • 3 tbsp Water (depending on desired consistency)
  • Salt & pepper


Lamb Cutlets

  • Add herbs and spices to the olive oil and mix until a marinade is formed. Add this to the lamb and marinate for at least 30 minutes.
    Meanwhile, add the pumpkin to a baking tray and spray with canola spray. Cook at 200° until soft. Remove from oven and drizzle over the honey. Allow to cool.
  • To prepare the dressing add the yoghurt, garlic, cumin powder and coriander roots to a bowl and stir until combined. Add the yoghurt, water and seasoning. Add more water if a thinner consistency is desired.


  • In a large bowl add the spices, crushed garlic and the couscous. Mix until combined. Add the boiling water and cover with a plate. Allow to sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Once ready fluff the couscous with a fork
  • Once the couscous is cool, add the salad ingredients and mix until combined.
  • Cook the lamb to your desired preference, you can either enjoy the lamb on the side or slice it and toss it through the salad.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: moroccan
Keyword: couscous, Salad

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