Roasted broccoli and sesame couscous

Roasted broccoli couscous Easy Food
Serves 6
2heads of broccoli, chopped into bite-sized florets
3 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for cooking
200g couscous
1 tbsp sesame seeds
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
½ tsp honey
Salt and black pepper

  1. Preheat the oven to 230˚C/210˚C fan/gas mark 8.
  2. Place the broccoli florets on a rimmed baking tray. Drizzle the olive oil over the broccoli. Season with salt and pepper and toss to combine. Roast for 20-25 minutes.
  3. Prepare the couscous according to the package instructions.
  4. Place the sesame seeds in a dry pan over a medium-low heat and toast for 3-4 minutes, stirring regularly, until they are a light golden brown.
  5. Transfer the sesame seeds to a plate. Heat a small splash of olive oil in the same pan over a medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for one minute, stirring to prevent it from sticking. Remove from the heat.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together the sesame oil, lemon juice, honey, and garlic.
  7. When the broccoli is cooked, combine it with the couscous. Drizzle over the dressing and toss to combine. Sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds and serve.

Per serving: 235kcals, 10.4g fat (1.5g saturated), 30.5g carbs, 1.4g sugars, 6g protein, 3.2g fibre, 0.048g sodium

If you like it spicy, this couscous works well with some hot sauce drizzled over the top.