Harissa Lamb Chops with Couscous Salad


Harissa Lamb Chops with Couscous Salad

Harissa and lamb are a perfect pairing for a delightful meal. Cooking lamb chops on the BBQ adds a delicious flavor. This couscous salad with fresh herbs and pomegranate seeds complements the lamb well. The ideal summer dish!

A easy dish that all the kids will love! The flavours and colours add a burst of culinary delight in every bite! 

Prep Time:

1-2 hours

Cook Time:

30 mins


4 servings


4 Tbsp Harissa paste (check out our recipe for home made harissa )

500g Lamb Midloin Chops

1 cup Couscous

1 tspn Chicken stock powder

1 tin Drained chickpeas

1 Pomegranate 

1 jar roasted red peppers drained and sliced 

½ cup packed  fresh chopped herbs ( I did a mix of parsley, coriander and mint )

¼ cup crushed pistachios 

3 Tblspns olive oil

Juice of 1 lemon

Salt/ pepper

Cooking Instructions

Marinate the Lamb Chops:

  • Coat the lamb chops generously with harissa paste.
  • Marinate overnight for the best flavour, but if short on time, 1-2 hours will suffice. 

Cook the Lamb Chops:

  • BBQ the marinated lamb chops for about 15 minutes, turning them occasionally to ensure even cooking.

Prepare the Cous Cous:

  • Boil water in a kettle or pot.
  • Place cous cous and a bit of chicken stock in a heatproof bowl.
  • Pour enough boiling water over the cous cous to cover it completely.
  • Cover the bowl with a lid or plate to trap the heat and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, fluff the cous cous with a fork.

Make the Salad:

  • Add drained chickpeas, chopped herbs, seeds from the pomegranate, roasted red peppers, and pistachios to the cous cous.
  • To extract pomegranate seeds, cut the fruit in half and hit the outer skin with the back of a spoon.

Dress the Salad:

  • In a separate bowl, mix together olive oil and lemon juice.
  • Drizzle this mixture over the salad as a dressing and mix well.


  • Season the salad with salt and pepper, bearing in mind that the chicken stock in the cous cous will already add saltiness.

Serve and Enjoy!