Almond and Lemon CouscousThis is a very easy side dish for a fasting day: filling and tasty, too! It would serve four as a main course (at around 240 calories).

Recipe for Almond and lemon couscous (serves 5)

Ingredient Calories per serving
1 cup wholemeal couscous 130
½ cup flaked almonds 54
1½ cups stock 3
zest and juice of half a lemon 2

Total calories per serving: 190

Method: Dry-roast the almond slices in a frying pan over a medium heat, stirring occasionally, until they are golden brown. Heat the stock to boiling point and pour over the dry couscous. Stir and leave to rest until the water has all been absorbed, then stir in the almonds and lemon.