Couscous desserts are ideal for those who are following a vegan or vegetarian diet, or those who simply want to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Couscous is extremely versatile and makes a great alternative to processed cereals, sweet snacks and even desserts. It is perfectly suitable to cook sweet treats for you and your family either as breakfast, mid-morning or afternoon snack or even an organic, unprocessed, delicious dessert after lunch.

Prestige is the Couscous that Martino has created for those who want the best: steaming, first quality grain, unique organoleptic and nutritional qualities for this 100% Italian taste product.  Use the prestige line for excellent couscous desserts and sweet snacks.

Couscous dessert for breakfast

Prepare a fat-free vegan couscous recipe with fruity flavors and you will have all the energy and nutrients you need to kick start your day. Couscous mixed with fruits and nuts is a filling and satisfying meal especially if you are a little bit bored of oats and want to avoid those processed cereals.

Here’s a simple recipe very low in fat and cholesterol but high in fiber, protein, iron, calcium and vitamins A and C.

What You’ll Need

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup couscous
  • banana, sliced
  • cinnamon and nutmeg, to taste
  • maple syrup, to taste

How to Make It

Heat water and orange juice until almost boiling in a small saucepan. Add Martino’s couscous, cover, and turn off heat. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes, until couscous is soft. Add in sliced banana, and sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg, and drizzle with just a touch of maple syrup.

Couscous dessert as a snack for a balanced diet

A balanced diet requires the consumption of at least 5 meals a day. Couscous desserts made with Martino’s organic products can be a real lifesaver whether you are on a diet or you want to treat your children with a sweet but healthy mid-morning or afternoon snack. It is easy to prepare in just 5 minutes, no added sugar, full with fiber but amazingly delicious if combined dried fruits and sweet spices.

Follow this simple recipe and you will never have to skip a meal or settle for unhealthy choices.

What You’ll Need

  • 2 cups whole wheat couscous
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • fresh lemon juice of two medium lemons (about 5 tablespoons)
  • fresh orange juice of one small orange (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 1 generous tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 dried dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup pistachios toasted
  • 2 medium shallots chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint

How to Make It

Bring 2 cups water to boil in medium saucepan. Stir in couscous and remove from heat. Cover and let stand 3 minutes. Stir in dried apricots. Let stand 2 minutes. Fluff with fork. Transfer to large bowl. Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, orange juice, lemon peel, with cardamom and cinnamon to blend in small bowl. Drizzle over couscous while still warm. Mix dates, pistachios, minced shallots, and mint. Enjoy this simple and organic couscous dessert between meals for a balanced diet.

Couscous dessert after Lunch to treat your family or your guests

If you love finding out new and unique purposes for ingredients you previously thought had only one use, you will love this recipe! As rice is used in rice pudding, couscous can be used in a cake with apple juice, cinnamon and honey. These flavors blend together to create a warm flavor that pairs perfectly with the couscous. You don’t have to be an adventurous eater to enjoy this departure from the norm; spiced apple couscous cake is something you should definitely check out.

What You’ll Need

  • 2 1/4 cups apple juice
  • 1 1/2 cups couscous
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup honey, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


How to Make It

Pour juice and water into a medium saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Add couscous and stir in cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and stir in honey and vanilla extract.

Rinse out a large baking dish, but don’t dry it off, and spoon couscous into the pan. Pack it down and let cool completely. Spoon out servings or invert cake onto a serving platter and cut into squares for easy serving.

Let us know which your favorite couscous dessert is and which of Martino’s range of products you use to prepare it and treat your family.

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