This easy, delicious soup is a healthy winter warmer and ideal for feeding a big family on a budget. Better than that, its exotic but subtle flavours are as at home on the dinner party table as they are on the kids table – so it’s an easy but impressive first course!

Israeli Couscous And Fresh Herb Soup


1 tbsp olive oil

1 small onion, finely chopped

5 cloves garlic, finely chopped

400g tin diced tomatoes

1 ½ litres of chicken stock (vegetable stock can be used to make a vegetarian dish)

100 g Israeli couscous

¼ bunch of coriander

Approx 25 mint leaves

Salt and black pepper to taste


Heat olive oil in large, heavy base saucepan. Add onion and garlic and gently cook till fragrant.

Add tomatoes, stock and Israeli couscous. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer gently for 10 minutes or until couscous is tender.

Add coriander and mint and stir through, leaving to simmer for another 5 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve hot with your favorite bread.

*Recipe and image courtesy of Dana Flannery. Dana works with healthy moms and brides everyday as a Marriage Celebrant and Baby Naming Celebrant in Brisbane, Australia.*