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Couscous fritters and salad recipe

Couscous fritters and salad recipe

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Lunchtime just got interesting with these couscous fritters. Make fritters from grated courgette, wholewheat couscous and cheese, then grill until golden. Serve with a colourful salad on the side for a fantastic kids' lunch. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 10 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 397 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian


  • 80g wholewheat couscous
  • ½ vegetable stock cube, dissolved in 160ml boiling water
  • ¼ courgette, finely grated
  • 40g Creamfields mature white cheddar, finely grated
  • 1 Little Gem lettuce, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cucumber, roughly chopped
  • 4 Nightingale Farms cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ red pepper, cut into chunks
  • ½ 325g tin Grower’s Harvest sweetcorn, drained
  • ¼ lemon, cut into wedges
If you don't have any Cheddar, try using another hard cheese

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    10g 15%
  • Saturates

    5g 26%
  • Sugars

    9g 10%
  • Salt

    1.5g 38%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 55.8g Protein 16.7g Fibre 9.3g


1. Preheat the grill on high.

2. In a bowl, mix the couscous and hot stock. Cover with a plate and leave to absorb for 15 mins before fluffing with a fork.

3. In a sieve, squeeze out as much of the liquid from the courgette as possible then mix into the couscous with the cheddar. Tightly compact the couscous into 4 x disc shaped fritters and place on a baking tray lined with parchment. Grill for 8-10 mins until lightly golden.

4. Serve the fritters with the lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, pepper and sweetcorn as a side salad. Serve with a wedge of lemon on the side.

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Cooking for children: There are no reference intakes for children and all of these recipes are based on recommendations for an adult woman's portion size. In children of different ages, there is variation in their energy (calorie) requirements and nutrient recommendations. If you are interested in which portion size is best for your child, you can visit the School Food Standards.

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