Couscous is a delicious, nutritious pasta made with semolina flour mixed with water that’s associated with Morocco. It’s easy to cook, and there’s no end to what you can do with it. These couscous recipes can make great side dishes or entrees. They’re also great for batch cooking.
This is one of the most versatile grains you can keep in your pantry. Like rice, it stores well so you can buy it in bulk and save money.
One of the best things about this dish is how short the cooking and prep time are. Some of these recipes can be made in about 20 minutes. Very few take more than 30, unless they need some time in the slow cooker.
Note: couscous is not gluten free. For that, you’ll need quinoa recipes.
Lemon Herb Couscous is the perfect light and flavorful couscous recipe. Pearl couscous is combined with lemon juice and fresh herbs to create an easy side dish. Pair this dish with your favorite grilled meat, seafood or alongside a hummus or rice bowl.
Fresh and flavorful this Honey-Harissa Salmon with Walnut Salsa Verde and Turmeric Couscous is about to become your new favorite dinner recipe! Sweet and spicy salmon served with light and fluffy couscous seasoned with turmeric, cinnamon and studded with dried apricots and caramelized shallots–it’s heavenly!
Pomegranate couscous salad is a bright and fresh side dish that is perfect for a picnic but would also be a light and festive side dish for the holidays. It is a great make ahead salad recipe that can be served with almost any entree.
Loaded with veggies and TWO kinds of couscous, this Salad is utterly delicious. Cook the veggies on the grill, in a grill pan or in the broiler to add just enough char to add interest to the plate and a subtle smoky flavor.
This Mediterranean inspired roasted vegetable couscous salad is packed with crunchy roasted vegetables, a light and citrusy dressing and then topped with a hit of salty feta and olives. It's a winning salad at any BBQ or picnic, as it doesn't feel like you are having a salad.
This easy and delicious Roasted Vegetable Couscous recipe is the perfect side dish alongside your favorite main dish, or as a light vegan meal. Israeli couscous is tossed with a light lemon dressing, fresh herbs, oven-roasted zucchini, red peppers, and onion. It is equally delicious served warm or cold!
This instant pot couscous is quick, easy and delicious. Make fluffy, tender Israeli couscous and pearl couscous for an excellent side dish, or use in soups, stews or fresh pasta salads! Healthy and versatile recipe for the beginner instant pot user.
This Zucchini Halloumi Couscous is packed with lots of delicious flavors and crunchy texture. The grilled halloumi cheese pairs perfectly with the couscous and vegetables, making this easy 10-minute dish a winner in every way!
This lentil couscous salad is PACKED full of flavor and the perfect meatless meal, light summer lunch or delicious side dish. Green lentils are mixed with Israeli couscous, goat cheese, bell peppers, green peas, sun dried tomatoes, and parsley, then drizzled with a homemade lemon, basil, and honey vinaigrette.
This recipe for spring vegetable couscous with harissa chicken is super flavorful, and comes together in about 30 minutes! The couscous is cooked with coconut milk and spring veggies in one pot, and served with easy, spicy roasted chicken thighs.
This is the best Mediterranean vegan couscous salad! Toasting the couscous first is a simple way to add an extra layer of flavour. Toss with your favourite vegetables and a simple dressing for a super quick vegan meal, potluck contribution or BBQ side dish!
Nothing screams summer like sweet and juicy peaches! Their sweetness balances out the sharp flavor of the arugula, and the balsamic dressing pulls all of the flavors together in this Couscous Salad with Peaches and Arugula.
A one dish meal with Moroccan flavors? Yes please! This Moroccan-Style Chicken Couscous combines dried fruit (apricots), Moroccan spices (cinnamon, turmeric, cumin, crushed red pepper), couscous, chick peas, and sweet potatoes in a fragrant, healthy bowl of goodness.
These shrimp couscous packets with avocado mango salsa are the perfect throw it together dinner. All you need to do is wrap it all up in foil, bake or grill and top with salsa. So easy and totally delicious! Ready in under 30 minutes!
We love an easy chicken recipe and these juicy chicken thighs in a lemon juice and herb sauce, served over giant couscous is a favourite in our house. Zesty and fresh, Lemon and Herb Chicken can be prepared in advance and there are so many different ways to serve it too.
Is it "authentic Moroccan?" Probably not... However, this Vegan Moroccan Couscous with Chick Peas is loaded with Moroccan flavor, warm spices, and healthy ingredients. Served alongside your healthy main it's fabulous, but it also makes a great stand alone vegetarian main dish!
This easy vegetable couscous recipe is made with zucchini, tomatoes and the simple flavors of basil. An easy side dish to add to meals during the week and it makes a nice change instead of rice or pasta.
Hearty and warm, this easy chickpea stew served with couscous with Mediterranean flavors of tomatoes, zucchini, bell peppers, olives and capers will transport you to Europe. Ready in 30-45 minutes using your Instant Pot or stovetop, this is the answer to a healthy weeknight meal. You can add vegetable broth to make it soup.
This leftover turkey soup with pearl couscous is a delicious and simple way to use up leftover turkey or rotisserie chicken! It is flavoured with onions, celery, carrots, bay leaves and parsley evoking the memories of homemade soups your granny used to make.
Fragrant Easy One Pot Ground Lamb and Couscous combines Middle Eastern spices with dried fruit, spinach, and chick peas in the ultimate quick and healthy one-pot meal! Ground lamb recipes provide all the flavor of lamb in a fraction of the time!
This Mediterranean salmon platter is packed with all your favorite flavors! Serve souvlaki seasoned roasted salmon with sun-dried tomato couscous, a quick homemade tzatziki, feta, roasted red peppers, and avocado slices.