Michael Meredith’s fragrant cous cous
40 minutes
Preparation time
50 minutes
Cooking time
4 serves


1 large red kumara
2 tbsp olive oil
300 g Israeli couscous
400 ml chicken stock
200 g kale, roughly torn
130 g almonds, roasted and sliced
100 g dried cherries, chopped
2 tbsp za’atar
1 tsp lemon zest, finely grated
25 g parsley, chopped
25 g chives, chopped
Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Recommended accessories

  • HUBB 71 Genuine Miele multi-purpose tray. Buy online here.
  • DGG 7 Unperforated steam cooking container. Buy online here.



  1. Preheat oven on Fan Plus at 200°C and select Crisp function, if available.
  2. Peel and dice kumara into 2cm cubes. Place in bowl and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper
  3. Transfer onto a multi-purpose tray and place in the oven on shelf position 2. Cook for 30 minutes and set aside.


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat, induction setting 7. Add couscous and stir to toast (1-2 minutes).
  2. Add stock and bring to the boil. Transfer into an unperforated steam container. Place in the steam oven and Steam at 100°C for 19 minutes.
  3. Add kale and cook for a further 1 minute.
  4. Remove couscous from the steam oven and mix through almonds, cherries, za’atar, roasted kumara, lemon, herbs and season to taste.

To serve

  1. Serve on a large serving platter, alongside your favourite protein.

Hints and tips

  • Chicken stock can be substituted with vegetable stock for a vegetarian alternative.

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