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Zesty Mozzarella & Spiced Couscous

Zesty Mozzarella & Spiced Couscous

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Prep Time

15 min



Spice up your couscous (life) with this cherry tomato, sultana, turmeric and baharat (aka 7 spice) tumble. Served with a fresh, milky seasoned mozzarella with lime and mint. Perfect with a chilled glass of white wine!

Prep Time

15 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
120g golden couscous †
30g sultanas
1 lime
1 garlic clove
10g fresh mint
250g fresh mozzarella †
250g cherry tomatoes
1 bag of cashew nuts †
1 tsp bright yellow turmeric
1 tbsp baharat
You Will Need
Olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 120g couscous<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 bag of sultanas (30g)
  • 1 lime
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 10g mint
  • 125g mozzarella ball<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 250g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 bag of cashew nuts (25g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tbsp baharat
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 826 kJ
197 kcal
2793 kJ
666 kcal
of which saturates
8.9 g
5 g
30.1 g
16.8 g
of which sugars
18.6 g
5.6 g
62.9 g
18.9 g
Fibre 1.8 g 6 g
Protein 10.4 g 35.2 g
Salt 0.24 g 0.83 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
120g couscous
durum wheat (gluten) semolina (100%)
1 bag of sultanas (30g)
sultanas, sunflower oil
1 lime
1 garlic clove
10g mint
mint (100%)
125g mozzarella ball
pasteurised cows milk, salt, microbial rennet, citric acid
250g cherry tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
1 bag of cashew nuts (25g)
cashew (nut) 100%. May contain peanut, sesame & other nuts
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tbsp baharat
pepper, cumin, coriander, clove, cardamom, paprika, cinnamon, nutmeg
  • Allergens highlighted by † (gluten, milk, nut)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Zesty Mozzarella & Spiced Couscous

Boil a kettle

Crush or chop the cashews coarsely

Tip: Bash the nuts in their bag with a rolling pin for less mess

Peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic



2 Zesty Mozzarella & Spiced Couscous

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a matching lid with 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) olive oil over a medium heat

Once hot, add the cashew nuts, garlic, sultanas, baharat and turmeric with a large pinch of salt and cook for 1 min, stirring constantly

3 Zesty Mozzarella & Spiced Couscous

Add the couscous and stir for 30 seconds to coat in spice

Cover with 200ml (400ml) boiled water and bring to the boil over a high heat

Once boiling, cover with a lid and remove from the heat 

Set aside covered until serving and the water has absorbed

4 Zesty Mozzarella & Spiced Couscous

Meanwhile, cut the cherry tomatoes in half

Strip the mint leaves from their stalks and chop finely

5 Zesty Mozzarella & Spiced Couscous

Drain the mozzarella and tear into rough bite-size pieces


6 Zesty Mozzarella & Spiced Couscous

Zest (be careful not to include any bitter white pith) the lime(s) over the torn mozzarella, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper

Cut the zested lime(s) in half

7 Zesty Mozzarella & Spiced Couscous

Fluff the cooked couscous with a fork 

Season very generously with salt and pepper 

Stir through the cherry tomatoes and half the mint

Squeeze over the juice of half the (whole) lime


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Mix the mozzarella through the couscous and garnish with the remaining mint and lime (cut into wedges)


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