Solo: Warm Spice Bowl

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Solo: Warm Spice Bowl

Flavourful bowl of spicy beef and aubergine served over couscous. Topped with a minty lemon salsa and a dollop of yoghurt.

Ingredients to serve 1

  • ½ x aubergine – dice (1cm)
  • 150g x beef mince
  • ¼ x onion – peel & chop finely
  • 1 clove x garlic – peel & grate finely
  • 1½ tsp x Warm Spice Mix
  • 1 x tomato – dice (5mm)
  • 5g x mint – pick leaves & chop finely
  • 5g x coriander – chop finely
  • ¼ x chilli – chop finely
  • ¼ x lemon
  • 15ml x yoghurt
  • ¼ cup x couscous
  • ¼ cup x boiling water
  • 1 tbsp x olive oil for the salsa (from your pantry)
  • . x salt and pepper (from your pantry)
  • . x olive oil (from your pantry)
  • . x cling wrap (from your pantry)


Step 1

Preparation: Prepare all ingredients as indicated above. Boil the kettle.

Step 2

Lemons: Using the fine side of the box grater, grate the green/yellow peel of the lemon to create lemon zest.

Step 3

Couscous: Put the couscous in a large bowl with a little salt and give it a mix. Pour over the boiling water (see quantity in ingredients above). Cover with cling wrap, leave to stand and swell for 10 minutes. Remove the cling wrap and fluff with a fork.

Step 4

Aubergine: Place a few generous glugs of olive oil in a large frying pan on high heat. When hot, add the aubergine and fry for 5 minutes until golden. Add more olive oil if it looks dry. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

Step 5

Beef mince mix: Return the frying pan to the stove with a few more glugs of olive oil – medium-high heat. Fry the onion for 5 minutes until softened. Add the Warm Spice mix and TWO THIRDS of the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the beef mince and break up with a spoon. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes until nicely browned. Add tomatoes, aubergine and cook for another 10 minutes. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and season to taste.

Step 6

Salsa: Mix these ingredients in a bowl – mint, coriander, lemon zest, chilli (optional), the other THIRD of the garlic, olive oil (see quantity in ingredients above). Season with salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Step 7

Serve the couscous and the beef mince in a bowl topped with yoghurt and salsa.