Spicy Leek and Feta couscous

Spicy Leek & Feta Cous Cous Recipe

It’s nearly Saint Davids day! (on 1st March and a big day for us Welsh). Usually celebrated by lots of daffodils, welsh-cakes, children in Welsh costumes and… LEEKS!

So what better way to celebrate Saint Davids day on the blog, than sharing my (long awaited) spicy leek and feta cous cous recipe?!

Spicy Leek and Feta couscous

I created this recipe off the cuff on day a few years ago. It was one of those moments where you don’t have much food left in the house, and end up rustling up whatever you can out of the fridge. I like to call this a ‘fridge raid recipe’. The results were so good, that I have made it again, and again.

It keeps and reheats well too. My Husband prefers his leftovers cold, but I prefer them hot, so it’s good either way. It’s cheap and easy to make as a work lunch or a quick bite to eat at home.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do! It’s so simple and tasty there’s not much not to like!

Spicy Leek & Feta Cous Cous Recipe
 
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Simple, and tasty! This is a great 'fridge raid' recipe.
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large leek
  • ½ bell pepper (optional)
  • 200g couscous
  • 600ml hot water
  • 2 teaspoons good quality vegetable stock (I use Boullion)
  • 100g Feta, diced & crumbled into small pieces
  • ½ teaspoon dried chilli flakes
Instructions
  1. Dice the leek and pepper and fry in a high sided frying pan, on a medium heat with the olive oil and chilli flakes for 3-5 minutes until soft and starting to brown.
  2. Add the cous cous and mix well.
  3. Dissolve the vegetable stock in the boiled water, and add to the pan.
  4. Mix well, and turn off the heat to allow the cous cous to soak up the water.
  5. Allow to rest for around 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. When the couscous has absorbed all the water and is soft, add the diced feta and mix well.
  7. Serve and enjoy!
Spicy Leek and Feta couscous

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