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    The 25 BEST Couscous Recipes

    Whether you’re new to cooking couscous, or just need some new ways to prepare it, you’ve come to the right place!

    We’ve compiled this list of great Couscous Recipes, so you never have to wonder how to cook couscous again.

    Types of Couscous

    There are three main varieties of couscous:

    • Moroccan Couscous– The smallest, similar in size to coarse ground grits.
    • Israeli Couscous – Also known as pearl couscous. They are about the size of peppercorns.
    • Lebanese Couscous- The largest variety, they are similar in size to peas.

    In this list, you will find appropriate recipes no matter which variety of couscous you are cooking with. Keep in mind, the larger the variety, the longer the cook time.

    We hope you enjoy coking these couscous recipes as much as we do!

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    The Best Couscous Recipes:

    1. Moroccan Couscous

    Moroccan Couscous will surely become one of your favorite couscous recipes.

    You can add in some protein too and then it becomes amazingly flavorful one pot dish that you’ll keep going back to.

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    2. Mediterranean Stuffed Bell Peppers

    This will become your favorite couscous recipe, Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers.

    It’s a wonderful Mediterranean inspired dish that’s so flavorful, colorful, and full of great texture. This dish is perfect for any family party or other occasion.

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    3. Israeli Couscous Salad 

    Colorful veggies and Levantine flavors like Kalamata olives, feta, and pine nuts along with nutty chewy pearled couscous and tossed with a fresh lemon Dijon vinaigrette.

    Our Israeli couscous salad is a salad chameleon at its best!!

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    4. Jeweled Couscous Recipe with Pomegranate and Lentils

    Jeweled Couscous with Pomegranate and Lentils is a wonderful Persian dish, and is commonly served for special occasions.

    It has a variety of colors and textures that make this dish a real treat.

    Get the Recipe @ themediterraneandish

    5. Mediterranean Couscous Salad

    This Mediterranean Couscous Salad recipe is a great addition to your spread at barbecues, potlucks, and picnics!

    It’s packed with flavors that are tied together with a bright lemony dressing.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    6. Chicken Couscous with Bacon and Corn

    You’re going to love this Chicken Couscous with Bacon and Corn recipe.

    It’s another one pot chicken and couscous combination that will have you going back for seconds!

    Get the Recipe @ thecookierookie

    7. One-Pot Tomato Basil Lobster and Herbed Pearl Couscous

    This One-Pot Tomato Basil Lobster and Herbed Pearl Couscous is a super fancy looking dish that’s perfect for special occasions.

    Ready in just 30 minutes, it’s surprisingly easy and cooks in just one skillet.

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest

    8. Chicken Couscous Soup

    If you are looking for something good for the soul, you need to try Chicken Couscous Soup!

    This Chicken Couscous Soup is a fun and tasty twist on your childhood favorite comfort food.

    Get the Recipe @ ambitiouskitchen

    9. Fluffy Couscous with Asparagus and Golden Raisins

    You will love this Fluffy Couscous with Asparagus and Golden Raisins recipe, which is quick and easy to prepare, and extremely versatile and delicious.

    It makes a great side dish for a variety of mains.

    Get the Recipe @ diethood

    10. Crispy Couscous Pancake

    Crispy Couscous Pancakes are light, salty, and totally delicious. They have a savory tomato flavors and make a great appetizer or entrée.

    You will love these super delicious couscous pancakes.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    11. Couscous Summer Salad

    This is the best healthy Couscous Summer Salad is a healthy and unique side dish to bring to a summer barbeque.

    It has many of the usually salad ingredients like cucumber and chickpeas, along with the sweetness of peaches and mint.

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum

    12. Moroccan Lamb Stew with Couscous

    Moroccan lamb stew stands out as a robust and flavorful one-pot meal, brimming with aromatic spices and rich ingredients. As it simmers slowly, a blend of sweet and intense spices melds beautifully with succulent lamb and vegetables. This stewing process is perfect for turning budget-friendly and tougher cuts of meat into a wonderfully tender and luxurious dish.

    Get the Recipe @ jessicagavin

    13. Harissa Lime Chicken Couscous Skillet

    This Harissa Lime Chicken Couscous Skillet recipe is a super delicious, healthy, and comforting one-pan meal.

    This fabulous dish is impressive enough for guests, but easy enough for a busy weeknight.

    Get the Recipe @ hostthetoast

    14. Israeli Couscous with Tomato and Olives

    Israeli Couscous with Tomato and Olives is a keeper! This vibrant Israeli Couscous salad is a brilliant side dish for your next barbeque or potluck.

    This Mediterranean inspired dish goes great with grilled meats.

    Get the Recipe @ jessicagavin

    15. Roasted Vegetable Couscous

    Roasted Vegetable Couscous is perfect for summer! It’s a healthy side dish to make when those summer crops are fresh.

    Bring this one to your next get together!

    Get the Recipe @ budgetbytes

    16. Mexican Couscous

    For your next Mexican night, try this easy one pot Mexican couscous.

    It can be a main dish or a side to your favorite tacos.

    Get the Recipe @ whiskaffair

    17. Couscous Stuffed Eggplant

    These Couscous Stuffed Eggplants will be one of your favorite ways to use couscous! They are especially great for lunch or as a light main course.

    The dish is super flavorful and absolutely delicious.

    Get the Recipe @ themediterraneandish

    18. Couscous Pilaf with Sautéed Mushrooms

    This Couscous Pilaf with Sautéed Mushrooms recipe is one of our favorite new side dishes.

    It’s beautifully flavored and goes great with a variety of meats and seafoods.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    19. Shrimp and Couscous Foil Packets with Avocado-Mango Salsa

    These Shrimp and Couscous Foil Packets with Avocado-Mango Salsa are fun, individual meals that make for super easy clean up.

    They’re great baked or grilled!

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    20. Cherry Tomato Couscous Salad

    Cherry Tomato Couscous Salad is another perfect recipe for a summer barbeque. With roasted cherry tomatoes, feta, chickpeas & herbs, it’s sure to be the hit of your spread.

    Get the Recipe @ loveandlemons

    21. Masala Couscous Pulao

    Give your couscous an Indian makeover with this Masala Couscous Pulao.

    Fresh vegetables and aromatic spices give this pulao a delicious flavor.

    Get the Recipe @ archanaskitchen

    22. Mediterranean Couscous with Shrimp

    Mediterranean Couscous with Shrimp recipe is another one of our favorite couscous recipes.

    With shrimp, tomatoes, feta, olives and capers, it’s packed with flavors. Plus, leftovers are even great served cold!

    Get the Recipe @ feelgoodfoodie

    23. Green Chickpea Curry with Couscous

    When you need something warm and hearty, try this Green Chickpea Curry with Couscous recipe, it fits the bill perfectly!

    This Green Chickpea Curry recipe is a flavorful Thai inspired dish, and makes a hearty meatless dinner.

    Get the Recipe @ minimalistbaker

    24. Lentil & Couscous Stuffed Peppers

    These Lentil & Couscous Stuffed Peppers are a healthy and hearty mix of lentils, couscous, tomatoes, feta, and basil.

    This colorful, and easy main course dish is a great meatless dinner option.

    Get the Recipe @ cookieandkate

    25. How to Cook Couscous

    Now rounding this list with a basic how to for beginner couscous cooks.

    It shows you how to make Couscous in two different ways. Once you know how to make these easy side dish, you’ll be eager to experiment with all the different ways it can be used.

    Get the Recipe @ jessicagavin

    So there you go, twenty five great couscous recipes for you to try. Don’t they all look delicious? Which ones will make their way into your regular rotation?

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    How to Cook Couscous (25 Recipe)

    This collection of easy Couscous Recipes includes many sides and mains to cook with your favorite little round pasta.


    • couscous
    • veggies
    • seasonings


    1. pick a recipe that looks good
    2. gather ingredients
    3. cook your new favorite couscous recipe

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