Easy couscous recipe with colourful vegetables, touch of chilli and a squeeze of lemon. The perfect healthy side or main dish that packs a punch!
I wish I had the time to do so, but I just haven't, plus I have a family, so time is precious when you have to cook in between school homework, park visits and managing the busy social calendar of my 5 year old daughter packed with birthday invitations. She goes out more than I do!
Fast, cheap, healthy, easy to prepare and filling, what's not to love about couscous? Perfect for weekdays evenings or midweek lunches, it never disappoints and can be largely prepared ahead.
Use it as a side dish, in summer salads or a great accompaniment to curries or tagines. Also great for students.
Easy couscous recipe
I always create simple, quick recipes and couscous is one of my cupboard staples because it is quick and easy to cook and goes with just about everything.
Like today's recipe which got created with ingredients that happened to be in the fridge and it turned out to be very nice, light, refreshing and filling. Sounds just like me :-))) Let's get cooking ..
How do you cook couscous?
It's so easy, here is what you do:
- Boil the kettle
- Pour the boiling hot water in a bowl, stir in the couscous, cover and let it sit for 5 - 10 minutes
- Get a fork and stir up the couscous until light and fluffy.
- If you want it extra tasty, use vegetable stock instead of water
Here's the easy couscous recipe
Fluffy couscous with loads of veggies. Easy enough? I hope so. If you are looking for another recipe for couscous salad have a little look at my Cranberry and Aprit Couscous. Or how about trying my Egg Fried Cauliflower Rice, which is another light, yet filling side or main dish.
Where to find couscous you ask? Nowadays almost every supermarket has it in stock, just check the section where lentils and barley are. If you can go for whole wheat couscous. Make sure you pin this recipe too!