Lamb meatballs with fruity couscous

  • 10 mins to prepare. 15 mins to cook.
  • Serves 4
Couscous is a traditional North African dish that has become popular in many countries. It is a versatile ingredient that can be used in anything from a light salad to a hearty family recipe.


  • 175g of whole wheat couscous
  • 200ml of vegetable stock
  • 50g of sultanas
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • ¼ of a cucumber, chopped
  • 125g of black grapes
  • 4 tbsp of chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 170g of low fat Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp of fresh mint
  • 300g of lean lamb mince
  • 4 spring onions
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tsp of curry paste
  • 1 tbsp of tomato puree
  • 3 tbsp of chopped coriander

Each serving contains

  • Calories 420 21%
  • Sugar 19g 21%
  • Fat 14g 20%
  • Saturates 6g 24%
  • Salt 0.6g 10%

of your guideline daily amount


1. Place the couscous in a large bowl, pour in the vegetable stock and add the sultanas.

2. After 5 minutes fluff up the grains with a fork.

3. Then stir in the tomatoes, cucumber, grapes and parsley.

4. Combine the meat ball ingredients in a bowl and shape into 12 walnut-sized balls.

5. Preheat the grill to medium high heat and grill the meatballs for 15 minutes turning occasionally.

6. Combine the yoghurt, mint and lemon juice in a bowl.

7. Serve the couscous with the meatballs with a spoon of the yoghurt mixture on top.

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