Ten-minute broccoli and couscous soup

broccoli and couscous soup

We’d been out on Thursday evening, and needed a small, quick meal before bed. This ten-minute soup recipe from 101 Cookbooks sounded almost perfect. I halved it and changed up a few things, like so:

Broccoli and Couscous Soup

Based on a recipe by Heidi Swanson.


With these ingredients:

  1. Put the broth, chilli flakes and olive oil into a large pot, and bring to a boil.
  2. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the couscous.
  3. Wait two minutes and stir in the broccoli.
  4. Wait another two minutes and serve into bowls.
  5. Add sun-dried tomatoes and spring onion to each bowl.

This made a good amount of food for two decent-sized servings.

palestinian couscous

I used fair trade Palestinian Couscous from Trade Aid. It’s a wholegrain variety, a little darker and wheatier than many supermarket kinds, and is made by the Women’s Cooperative for Couscous Production in Jericho, Palestine.

I bought the couscous directly from the Trade Aid shop in High Street, but the SAFE shop has it too. The Trade Aid shop also stocks fair trade tea and coffee, chocolate, spices and dried fruit.

4 thoughts on “Ten-minute broccoli and couscous soup

  1. oh, *YOU* halved and changed a few things, eh?

    Also, the couscous is $2 cheaper at trade aid than at SAFE and other shops. That $2 can be used to buy small head of broccoli

  2. I guess YOU halved it the first time round. Which meant I would know what to do last week when you narrated the steps to me ;).

    Good to know about the deals. SAFE shop tends to be a bit pricier on most things, but profits go to their charitable work (and K Road is closer!)

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