The flavours of the Middle East are always a winner, and our tasty couscous tabbouleh and hummus dressing are a case in point. Add beef and feta meatballs to the mix and you’ll be hard-pressed to stop your mouth watering while you cook!
chermoula spice mix
fine breadcrumbs(ContainsGlutenMay be presentPeanuts, Tree Nuts, Sesame, Milk, Soy)
couscous(ContainsGlutenMay be presentPeanuts, Tree Nuts, Sesame, Milk, Soy)
hummus(ContainsSesameMay be presentMilk, Soy, Egg, Gluten, Lupin)
water (for the couscous)
water (for the dressing)
Finely chop the garlic (or use a garlic press). Roughly chop the cucumber and tomato. Roughly chop the parsley (reserve a few leaves for garnish). Zest the lemon (see ingredients list) to get a good pinch.
In a large bowl, combine the beef mince, chermoula spice blend, egg, fine breadcrumbs (see ingredients list), the salt and 1/3 of the garlic. Crumble in the feta and mix well. Using damp hands, take a heaped spoonful of mixture and shape into a small meatball. Transfer to a plate and repeat with the remaining mixture. You should get 5-6 meatballs per person.
In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over a medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and cook, turning often, until browned and cooked through, 8-10 minutes.
While the meatballs are cooking, add the butter to a medium saucepan and melt over a medium heat. Add the remaining garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add the water (for the couscous) and crumbled vegetable stock and bring to the boil. Add the lemon zest, couscous and a drizzle of olive oil. Stir to combine, cover with a lid and remove from the heat. Keep covered until all the water is absorbed, 5 minutes. Fluff up with a fork and set aside uncovered.
Add the cucumber, tomato, parsley, a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of salt and pepper to the couscous in the saucepan and stir to combine. In a small bowl, combine the hummus, a good squeeze of lemon juice and the water (for the dressing). Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Divide the couscous tabbouleh between plates and top with the beef and feta meatballs. Drizzle with the hummus dressing and sprinkle with the reserved parsley leaves.