Crunchy Cous Cous Tacos with a Sweet n’ Spicy Jalapeno Dressing

Aine Carlin

Crunchy cous cous tacos with sweet n' spicy jalapeno dressing

Tacos are so versatile, as far as I’m concerned it doesn’t matter what you fill them with, they’ll still taste amazing. With that said, sauces and dressing are what take most good meals to next level and this sweet n’ spicy jalapeno dressing does just that.

  • Tacos
  • for the dressing:
  • 5 pickled jalapeno pieces
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 heaped tbsp agave syrup
  • juice of half lime
  • 1/2 tsp cider vinegar
  • for the cous cous:
  • 1/2 cup cous cous
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup defrosted frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch of salt and pepper


  • Put everything in an empty jar and shake vigorously until it emulsifies.

Cous cous:

  • Place the cous cous and taco seasoning in a bowl. mix to combine and cover with freshly boiled water. put a plate on top and leave to soak for ten minutes.
  • fluff with a fork and stir through the peas, coriander and half the dressing.
  • Serve alone or in a crunchy taco – top with more dressing before eating!

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