Hidden Veggie Loaded Couscous

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My 2-year-old and I love this. A great way to serve lots of vegetables.


  • 1 large onion
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 large courgette
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 0.5 glass couscous
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Herbs
  • 1 stock cube (veg or chicken)


1Chop onion finely and add to pan with the oil.
2Cook for about 2 mins while it softens, in the meantime grate the vegetables, then add to pan with onion.
3Fry all on gentle heat for about 5 mins until it softens.
4Melt stock cube in glass of hot water and add to veg.
5Simmer everything for about 5-10 mins, depending how soft you like your veg.
6Add couscous and herbs, stir, switch off the heat, cover with lid and wait 5 mins.
7After which stir with fork and serve.


You can add any veg you like, I often add peas or sweetcorn too.

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