Couscous is cheap as chips! Just add some veg and herbs to spice it up and you’ve got a simple meal for two, under £2.


    • 125g(4oz) couscous
    • 2tbsp sunflower oil
    • 1tbsp white, wine vinegar
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 200g (7oz) carton cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 2 level tbsp of freshly chopped mint
    • 50g (1¾oz) pitted black olives, halved
    • 200g packet Apetina cheese, cubed, or feta
    • Sprigs of mint, to garnish


    1. Tip the couscous into a bowl and pour 200ml (7fl oz) boiling water over it, then stir the couscous and leave it for about 3-5 mins, or until the grains are tender. Stir in the oil and vinegar until well mixed and leave the mixture to cool.
    1. Add in the remaining ingredients and serve, garnished with a sprig of mint. (Not suitable for freezing).

Nutritional information is for the maximum number of servings

Nutritional information per portion

fat 26.0g saturates 9.0g calories 419(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.