2 as a main, 4 as a side

Couscous Fattoush

Inspired by a delicious Middle Eastern Fattoush Salad we’ve used our Spice Sensation couscous in this fresh and zingy chopped salad. We’ve kept the traditional pitta in for a delightful crunch and the zesty dressing with sumac brings the whole salad together – a perfect side dish or light lunch on its own.


Preheat the oven to 180C/160Cfan (if baking the pita).

Prepare the couscous according to the packet instructions. Fluff with a fork and set aside to cool.

Place the pitta pieces on a baking tray, lightly drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Bake in an oven at 180C/160Cfan for 8-10 minutes or until slightly crisp and lightly golden. Season with salt and pepper. Alternatively, heat 2-3 tablespoon of oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the pitta and fry until lightly browned, tossing frequently. Remove to a plate lined with kitchen paper to drain and then season.

In a large mixing bowl, toss together the chopped lettuce, onions, tomatoes, cucumber, radish and herbs.

In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients until well combined. Season with salt and pepper. (If you like things a little sweeter add a little runny honey).

Stir the cooled couscous gently through the salad and just before serving, add the pitta croutons, drizzle over the dressing and toss to coat. Serve immediately.



  • For the Fattoush
  • 1 x packet of Ainsley Harriott Spice Sensation Couscous
  • 1 large pitta bread, cut into bite-size pieces
  • olive oil, for baking or frying
  • 1 romaine lettuce heart, chopped
  • 3 spring onions, sliced on the angle
  • 3 ripe vine tomatoes, deseeded, chopped
  • ½ cucumber, deseeded, chopped
  • 4-5 radishes, sliced or chopped
  • large handful of parsley leaves, chopped
  • handful of mint leaves, chopped
  • sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • For the Dressing
  • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 tsp pomegranate molasses (optional)
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp sumac
  • pinch of dried mint