Crispy Couscous Fritter Balls with Spinach, Feta & Pine Nuts

These moreish little bites are similar to falafel and are great as a light lunch or sharing dish. Crispy on the outside and full of herby flavour on the inside with texture and flavour from our couscous, creamy feta and buttery pine nuts. Delicious! Also great with our Tomato & Chilli Couscous for a little chilli kick.


Prepare the couscous according to the packet instructions and fluff with a fork.

Put the spinach, coriander, garlic, cumin, chilli flakes and oil in a food processor or blender and blitz until pureed. Season with salt and pepper. Mix the puree with the couscous in a large bowl and fold in the feta and pine nuts. Mix in 1 egg and half the breadcrumbs.  Bring together and then, with slightly damp hands, form into walnut sized balls.

Beat the remaining egg. Put the flour in one bowl and the remaining breadcrumbs in another. Dip the balls first in the flour, then the egg and then the breadcrumbs, ensuring they are well coated. Put the balls on a plate or baking tray, cover and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.

Heat enough oil to deep fry the balls in a large saucepan or a fryer to approx. 180C. Cook the fritters in batches for 3-4 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Remove to drain on kitchen paper. Serve with the yoghurt dip.



  • For the Couscous Fritters
  • 1 x packet of Spice Sensation Couscous
  • 30g baby spinach leaves
  • handful of coriander
  • handful of parsley leaves
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • pinch of chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 50g feta, crumbled or diced small
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts, toasted
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 150g breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • For the Dip
  • 3 tbsp Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 1 tsp chopped dill (or herb of your choice)
  • zest of ½ lemon