- Put the cracked wheat or couscous in a bowl with the saffron and pour over the water. Stir, leave for 20–30 minutes to swell and soften. Drain off any water that has not been absorbed.
- Finely chop the leaves off the mint, parsley and coriander. Mix into the cracked wheat or couscous with the remaining ingredients, cover and chill in the fridge for a few hours or overnight, to allow the flavours to blend, and the leaves to soften.
- Stir again, taste and adjust the seasoning. Serve as a first course with good bread, or as an accompaniment.