Vegetable Couscous

    25 min

    This is a deliciously light couscous dish, which is quick and easy to make. Cous cous is mixed with cherry tomatoes, red onion, spring onions, cucumber and parsley. It goes particularly well with barbecued meats.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 125ml chicken stock
    • 85g couscous
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 8 cherry tomatoes, quartered
    • 1/4 red onion, diced
    • 2 spring onions, chopped
    • 35g seeded, diced cucumber
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Place the chicken stock in a small saucepan over medium heat and heat until just about to boil.
    2. Place the couscous in a bowl; stir the warm chicken stock and 2 tablespoons olive oil into the couscous. Add the tomatoes, red onion, spring onions, cucumber, parsley and lemon juice. Cover the bowl with cling film and allow to steam for 5 minutes. Uncover and fluff the couscous with a fork. Stir to mix the vegetables evenly through the dish. Season with salt and pepper to serve.

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    Love this dish! My husband who is not a fan of couscous or cucumbers requests this dish on a regular basis. It is just that good. I will sometimes add a cup of cooked chopped chicken breast meat to the dish, and make a whole meal out of it.  -  27 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this for dinner guests last evening. It was an excellent compliment to blackened tuna! Actually, I simplified the recipe further. I use Good Seasons Italian dressing (the kind made in it's own carafe.) Instead of oil/vinegar, I used Lime juice and olive oil. Just poured it over the couscous, and veggies and served it at room temperature. Guests raved!  -  19 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    So good! I used quinoa instead or orzo or couscous and added in shrimp and spinach.  -  19 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)