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Saffron Couscous with Harissa Spice

July 18, 2016

Saffron Couscous with Harissa Spice

Savor the unique blend of Saffron and Harissa in this Saffron Couscous with Harissa Spice recipe. It can be served as a light side dish or a main dish salad.

Serves 4 as side dish or 2 as main dish


  • 2 tablespoons warm water 
  • 5 saffron threads, or more to taste 
  • 1 cup couscous 
  • 1 cup vegetable broth 
  • 1 celery stalk, diced 
  • 1/4 cup dried currants 
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice 
  • 1 teaspoon Harissa spice, or to taste 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 
  • sea salt to taste



  1. Combine warm water and saffron together in a bowl.
  2. Mix couscous and vegetable broth together in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove saucepan from heat, cover saucepan, and let sit for 5 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork and transfer to a bowl.
  3. Stir saffron mixture, celery, currants, olive oil, lemon juice, harissa, cumin, and sea salt into couscous. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 30 minutes.


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Source: Allrecipes


Photo Credit to: Mauigirl

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