RECIPE OF THE WEEK
Middle Eastern Beef Mince Bowl
Serves four Ingredients: 500 g lean beef mince 300 g wholemeal couscous 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp Moroccan seasoning 1 red onion, thinly sliced 350 g butternut pumpkin, peeled, cut into 2 cm pieces 1⁄2 small cauliflower head, cut into small florets 2 small zucchini, shredded or grated 80 g baby rocket Coriander sprigs, toasted pine nuts, lemon wedges, to serve Method:
Prepare couscous according to packet instructions and set aside.
Heat half the oil in a large wok or non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.
Add mince and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until browned. Add onion, Moroccan seasoning, one tablespoon water and cook for 2 minutes. Set aside and keep warm.
Microwave pumpkin and cauliflower for 2 to 21⁄2 minutes on high or until tender.
Divide couscous between bowls. Top with mince mixture, pumpkin, cauliflower, zucchini and rocket.
Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with remaining oil and sprinkle with coriander and pine nuts. Serve with lemon wedges.
TIPS: ➤ Beef stir-fry strips make a delicious substitute for mince in this recipe. ➤ Swap the Moroccan seasoning for Cajun seasoning or lemon pepper to mix up the flavours. ➤ Add some crumbled feta or ricotta to the bowl, if desired.