We all know couscous in its salty and spicy version, but how many know that couscous also pairs very well with sweet flavours?
There is no end in sight to the benefits that couscous brings when you make it part of your diet. Even if you’re watching your weight, couscous can be safely indulged in as it contains far fewer calories than the popular pasta and rice.
And we all crave something sweet once in a while. But sweet couscous is a fantastic alternative because it combines taste, nutrition and lightness. Let’s take a look at these 3 recipes from Martino couscous recipe book you can enjoy during the holidays or simply treat yourself to without counting the calories.
Easy sweet couscous recipes
Here are 3 couscous ideas for sweet versions of our favourite food that are sure to put you in a good mood.
Enjoy this couscous dessert with strawberries
Everyone loves a good crumble and we’re no strangers to the beloved dessert at Martino. Our version of this classic, however, introduces the lightness of Martino’s couscous in a delicious combination with natural Greek yoghurt and the freshness of flavour-bursting strawberries.
Our recipe for couscous crumble with strawberries and ginger brings out the zestiness in the summer fruit. It is light as it is refreshing and full or aroma. We’re always excited to try new combinations and we think the ginger is a real winner here as it complements the strawberries and couscous in a perfect way.
Try these easy and delicious couscous cookies
Cookies is a classic. We’re sure there is not a single person in the world who doesn’t love cookies! Chocolate-chip, raisin, double chocolate – you name it, we love it.
But we always like to try out new things. And to be honest – we think our couscous coconut cookies are one of the best couscous ideas we’ve had.
When you’re first starting out with couscous and learning how to cook couscous, we suggest you start out with something simple like this couscous recipe. It’s closer to what you’re normally used to and the recipe leaves room for modification, so you can experiment all you want.
Making these couscous coconut cookies can be a fun family activity as the recipe is simple enough even for kids to follow.
Surprise your guests with this couscous cake
Italy is home to more than the beloved pasta, pizza and gelato. While not the first guess of most people, there is a type of cake coming from Tuscany that is just as quintessentially Italian as the previous foods.
The “Castagnaccio” cake is a delicious dessert made with chestnut flour, pine nuts, raisins, walnuts, and rosemary. The recipe changes from area to area and Martino has left its mark on it with a little twist.
By introducing couscous to this 2000-year-old dish, we’re bringing it into the 21st century. Light, creamy and bursting with chestnut flavour, Martino’s Castagnaccio chestnut cake with couscous can be made for parties, special occasions and in between to treat your family and yourself to something sweet and delicious.
These 3 sweet couscous recipes are just a few of the many couscous ideas we have in our treasure trove of recipes. At Martino, we’re excited about trying new things and uncovering different flavour combinations. And the best thing about each of these recipes is that it can be changed to your taste.
Give them a try and don’t be scared to leave your personal touch. And don’t forget to tell us all about it.