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!
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
12. One Pot Ground Lamb and Couscous
This Ground Lamb and Couscous recipe is an amazing one pot meal.
It has irresistible Middle Eastern spices, chickpeas and apricots for an easy dinner that’s full of exotic flavors.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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