A lovely mix of flavours and textures combine to form this delicious dish which can be eaten hot or cold. Quick and easy and made from store cupboard staples this recipe is a winner all round.
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Wheat | Gluten | Fish
Please note the allergens listed are indicative only. Allergens vary depending on brand; check the labels on the products you use.
Ingredients (serves 2):
- 180g can tuna in spring water, drained
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 spring onions, snipped
- 1 carrot, peeled and grated
- 80g frozen peas
- Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
- 2 tsp chopped chives
- 185g dry couscous
- Place all of the ingredients, except the tuna, into a bowl and mix well.
- Add 250ml boiling water to just cover the ingredients and mix again. Cover the bowl with a tight lid, plate or clingfilm to keep the heat in and leave for approximately 5 minutes, or until all of the liquid has been absorbed.
- Separate the tuna into flakes and stir through the couscous mixture.
- Season well and serve hot or cold.
So thinking about Tuna Couscous...
Tuna is a great source of protein, vitamin D, B vitamins and a range of minerals.
Couscous is coarsely ground wheat (semolina) rolled in wheat flour and is a staple food throughout North Africa. It is low in calories and fat. Wholegrain varieties are available.
per 268g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 546KJ / 129kcal
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Just because a recipe or a food has a red traffic light doesn't mean you shouldn't eat it. Understanding why a food or recipe might have a red light can be helpful. For example oily fish is high in total fat and so any recipe containing oily fish is likely to be ‘red’ for fat. But it is recommended that we eat oily fish at least once a week because the type of fat it contains is beneficial for our health.
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