25 Best Couscous Recipes

Mushroom Couscous

Mushroom Couscous
3.75

Cooking dinner on the cheap is only easy when you have tons of (admittedly basic) ingredients in your kitchen. Nothing makes me more annoyed than when I ...


By Nicole Campoy-Leffler

Israeli Couscous Salad

Israeli Couscous Salad

Surprisingly, a lot of kids love couscous because it has a pretty mild flavor and is exotic. Even better, adults love making it because it cooks quickly and ...


By David Seigal

Curry Couscous 'Caviar'

Curry Couscous 'Caviar'

For a healthier version of caviar, try this curry-spiced couscous for a similar look and feel, not to mention a less salty and more creative alternative. 


By Sodium Girl

Couscous-Filled Heirloom Tomatoes

Couscous-Filled Heirloom Tomatoes

Choose striped or uniquely colored heirloom tomatoes for this light vegetarian entrée or side dish. Add a drained can of tuna or salmon to the couscous ...


By Whole Foods Market

Spicy Kale and Lemon Israeli Couscous

Spicy Kale and Lemon Israeli Couscous
2.65

Couscous: the food so nice, they named it twice. Mmmm couscous... it’s such a great ingredient for all sorts of dishes, like this fun little salad I’ve put ...


By Elaina Samardzija

Israeli Couscous with Spring Leek and Garlic

This is wonderful on its own as a side dish. The toasted pearls of couscous can also serve as a bed for an appetizer of poached artichokes, or even as an ...


By Sasha Bernstein

Tuscan-Style Marinated Chicken with Couscous

Tuscan-Style Marinated Chicken with Couscous
3

The first time that I tasted this recipe was at a wedding on an olive estate in Tuscany. The day after the wedding, they organized a huge barbecue and ...


By Clodagh McKenna

Broccoli Pesto with Couscous and Chickpeas Recipe

Broccoli Pesto with Couscous and Chickpeas Recipe
3.45

With the kind of couscous that's ready in five minutes, an easily steamed vegetable, and some chickpeas that are edible right out of the can, this is truly ...


By Valaer Murray

Pulled Blackened Chicken with Toasted Couscous

Pulled Blackened Chicken with Toasted Couscous
2.25

Manna, a 24-hour Middle Eastern/Mediterranean restaurant that is just down the street from my apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, makes great traditional ...


By Sam Talbot

Couscous with Caramelized Onion and Raisin Tfaya

Couscous with Caramelized Onion and Raisin Tfaya

This classic couscous exemplifies the sophisticated and harmonious blending of the sweet with the savory. The broth and tender chicken — laden with a ...


By Jeff Koehler

Couscous with Roasted Vegetables and Feta

Couscous with Roasted Vegetables and Feta

This side dish can also serve as a meal on its own, but it's great as an accompaniment to a protein like grilled chicken or fresh fish. It's quick and easy ...


By Carly Goldsmith

Braised Spring Vegetables with Israeli Couscous

Braised Spring Vegetables with Israeli Couscous
3.75

This recipe makes the most of the season’s best ingredients — snappy artichokes, young carrots, fresh peas, and their tender shoots — and will guide you ...


By Viviane Bauquet Farre

Giant Couscous with Cucumber, Mint, and Mandarin Olive Oil

Giant Couscous with Cucumber, Mint, and Mandarin Olive Oil
2

Nudo's unique mandarin-flavored olive oil adds a new and exciting flavor to an easy summer couscous salad. To learn more about Nudo's products and where to ...


By Nudo

Israeli Couscous Salad with Olives and Ricotta Salata Recipe

Israeli Couscous Salad with Olives and Ricotta Salata Recipe
2.05

This refreshing salad pairs beautifully alongside grilled meats, fish, and vegetables. Make sure to sauté the couscous for a few minutes before boiling to ...


By Molly Aronica

Israeli Couscous Salad with Smoked Salmon and Creamy Pesto

Israeli Couscous Salad with Smoked Salmon and Creamy Pesto

Believe it or not, but Israeli couscous is a type of pasta, so add that to your list of options when creating a recipe for pasta salad. This salad works ...


By Michelle Dudash

Israeli Couscous with Chicken Sausage and Roasted Peppers

Israeli Couscous with Chicken Sausage and Roasted Peppers

High in protein and good carbs, this recipe will keep you fueled for glory come race day.Click here to see 101 Ways to Cook Chicken


By Lauren Gordon

Easy Poached Fish with Tomatoes and Couscous Recipe

Easy Poached Fish with Tomatoes and Couscous Recipe
3.6

An easy, healthy, and filling recipe that doesn't break the bank — and tastes delicious. When coming up with a recipe that would serve (and satisfy) two ...


By Yasmin Fahr

Spicy Chorizo and Rainbow Chard 'Stir-Fry' with Pearled Couscous Recipe

Spicy Chorizo and Rainbow Chard 'Stir-Fry' with Pearled Couscous Recipe
3.6

This easy dish is best eaten in a bowl with the tender pearls of coucous serving as a bed for the ribbons of chard and chunks of chorizo — or you can jumble ...


By Yasmin Fahr

Stuffed Pumpkin

Stuffed Pumpkin

This festive fall dish is a playful way to use pumpkin. Filled with couscous and coated with a maple-bourbon reduction, this is a complete meal for one, but ...


By Andrew Riccatelli

Avocado Tabbouleh Appetizer

Avocado Tabbouleh Appetizer
3.45

As someone who loves fresh herbs, this recipe is a quick favorite. Adding avocados to it just makes it that much tastier. The best part of this dish is that ...


By Yasmin Fahr

Stuffed Peppers, Tomatoes, and Mushrooms

Stuffed Peppers, Tomatoes, and Mushrooms

Here's a wonderful platter of vegetables, peppers, tomatoes, and flat mushrooms, stuffed with couscous, sliced olives, feta cheese, garlic, chopped mint, ...


By Cat Cora

Moroccan Chicken Stew

Moroccan Chicken Stew
1

Chicken and vegetables are combined with spices, couscous, and crunchy cereal for a healthy and satisfying meal.Click here to see 10 Things You Didn’t Know ...


By Emily Jacobs

Local Shrimp and Fregula Stew Recipe

Local Shrimp and Fregula Stew Recipe
5

During busy months of the year, guests at this sleek, cosmopolitan Northern Italian–style eatery have to negotiate the bump and grind of tourists near the ...


By Holly Herrick

Tomato Party Recipe

Tomato Party Recipe
3.15

The purpose of this salad is to make use of as many as possible of the infinite types of tomatoes that are available now. Some I cook a little, others more, ...


By Yotam Ottolenghi

Moroccan Lamb Casserole with Mint Dressing

Moroccan Lamb Casserole with Mint Dressing
2.85

This is one of my favorites because you simply marinate the meat overnight in the casserole, then put it into the oven and bake it for many hours at a low ...


By Beatrice Ojakangas

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What is Couscous?

Couscous (from Maghreb Arabic kuskusu, which is from Tamazight seksu) is a food which consists of grains made from semolina which are about 1mm or 1/16th inch in diameter (after cooking). In the United States couscous is known as a pasta, however in most other countries it is treated more like a grain in its own right.

Couscous Shopping Tip

Look for whole wheat couscous for a healthier alternative.

Couscous Cooking Tip

For added flavor, heat cous cous in chicken stock or saute some carrot and onion in butter before adding water.