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Harissa sausages and eggplant with lemon couscous

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  • Egg free
  • Lactose free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • Shellfish free
  • Seafood free
  • 3 serves veg or fruit
  • No added sugar

Not only is our eggplant and sausage recipe full of mouth-watering flavour, it’s light on your wallet, too. 

  • Serves4
  • Cook time30 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes
Harissa sausages and eggplant with lemon couscous


  • 550g pkt Coles Australian Original Beef Sausages
  • 1 medium eggplant, cut into 1cm-thick slices
  • 2 tsp harissa spice mix
  • 1/2 bunch flat-leaf parsley, leaves picked
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/3 cups (265g) couscous
  • 1 lemon, zested, juiced
  • 1 cup (250ml) boiling water

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 2747kJ/657 Cals (32%), Protein: 28g (56%), Fat: 33g (47%), Sat Fat: 11g (46%), Sodium: 1064mg (53%), Carb: 59g (19%), Sugar: 10g (11%), Dietary Fibre: 8g (27%).

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Percentage Daily Intake information on our recipes is calculated using the nutrition reference values for an average Australian adult.


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Spray with olive oil spray. Cook the sausages, turning, for 5 mins or until browned. Transfer to a plate and cut in half lengthways.

  2. Step 2

    Spray the eggplant with olive oil spray and cook, in batches, for 2-3 mins or until light golden and tender. Sprinkle with half the spice mix. Arrange the eggplant over the base of an 8-cup (2L) baking dish. Top with the sausages.

  3. Step 3

    Finely chop half the parsley leaves. Spray the frying pan with olive oil spray. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 min or until aromatic. Stir in the tomato, chopped parsley, remaining spice mix and 1 cup (250ml) water. Bring to a simmer. Pour over the eggplant and sausages. Bake for 20 mins or until heated through.

  4. Step 4

    Meanwhile, place the couscous in a large heatproof bowl. Spray with olive oil spray and add half the lemon zest. Stir in the boiling water. Cover and set aside for 5 mins or until liquid is absorbed. Use a fork to separate the grains. Season. Stir in the lemon juice.

  5. Step 5

    Divide the couscous among serving plates. Top with sausage mixture and sprinkle with remaining parsley leaves and lemon zest.

Recipe tip

Use it up
Harissa is also great in a marinade for grilled lamb or fish, or sprinkled over chickpeas before roasting for a snack with a kick.