February Recipe – Lamb Tagine with Apricots and Couscous

This recipe was created for Fairtrade Fortnight 2021, utilising Fairtrade ingredients.


  • 2 tbsp Fairtrade sunflower oil
  • 1 onion,  peeled and chopped
  • 500g lamb mince
  • 1 tbsp Fairtrade ground cumin,
  • 1 tsp Fairtrade ground turmeric,
  • 1 tsp Fairtrade ground coriander
  • 300ml lamb stock or vegetable stock
  • 75g Fairtrade dried apricots, chopped
  • 240g tin Fairtrade chickpeas, drained

Lemon and Mint Couscous

  • 250g Fairtrade couscous
  • 2 Fairtrade lemons , juice and zest of
  • 450 ml vegetable stock
  • 4 tbsp fresh mint (Chopped)


  1. Add the oil to a large pan with a lid and fry the onion and mince over a medium heat until browned.
  2. Add the cumin, turmeric and coriander and fry for 2 – 3 minutes.
  3. Add the lamb stock, bring it to a boil then reduce the heat and cook for 30 – 40 minutes.
  4. Put the couscous in a heat proof bowl, add the lemon zest and juice together with the stock. Cover the bowl with a tight fitting lid or upturned plate and leave it for 5 minutes.
  5. Uncover the bowl and fluff the couscous up with a fork and stir through the mint.
  6. Add the drained chickpeas and apricots to the tagine and simmer for 5 minutes. then serve with the couscous




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