Couscous is quick to make and a great carb option due to it’s versatility. It’s also the basis of a lot of great recipes!
Since I’m a new fan of couscous and want to use it more often, I decided to search out some of the most delicious couscous recipe ideas. Turns out, there are a ton of delicious ways to eat couscous! The Mediterranean carb is super easy to make and really versatile. My search for couscous recipes inspired me to use the ingredient more often in my meal routine.
Stuffed Romano Peppers With Turkey and Israeli Couscous via Ricotta and Radishes. Stuffed peppers with turkey are one of my favorite dishes which is why this particular item caught my eye. Small stuffed peppers with a turkey and couscous mix featuring six different spices will create a hugely flavorful dish.
Couscous Paella With Shrimp via The Dinner Mom. Since couscous is super quick it speeds up the time it takes to make a paella (which normally takes hours). This great dinner dish will take just 15 to 20 minutes with a mix of couscous, peas, and shrimp.
Vegetarian Pizza Baked Couscous via Simply Taralynn. Adding pizza sauce and cheese to almost anything will make it taste better. It’s a proven fact. The fact that you can do that and still come out with a healthy dish? Awesome.
Couscous-Stuffed Onions via Foto e Fornelli. I love stuffed peppers but I’ve never thought about stuffing an onion. What a great idea for a beautiful side dish with a tasty red onion and couscous stuffing!
Couscous Cakes via Marin Mama Cooks. Adding a few eggs and a bit on ingenuity transforms couscous into these little cakes! The addition of chickpeas and parsely makes these a substantial side dish option perfect for eating with a light yogurt sauce.
Couscous Stuffed Mini Eggplant via The Veg Life. Stuffed eggplant is a delicious dish so this couscous twist takes it to another level. the couscous stuffing made with herbs and mushrooms is paired with a shallot cream to complete the dish. Fancy, no?
Mediterranean Harissa Stew With Purple Sweet Potato via Vegan Miam. This stew recipe illustrates a great way to make couscous into something warm and hearty. It’s got a wonderful flavor profile with harissa, cumin, coriander, and cinnamon.
Couscous Salad Recipes
Mediterranean Couscous Salad via Food Faith Fitness. This Mediterranean inspired fluffy couscous salad is exactly what I think about when I think couscous salads. It’s full of bright veggies and topped with a citrus vinaigrette making it a perfect couscous salad side dish.
Avocado, Cherry Tomato and Apricot Couscous Salad via Food Porn Vegan Style. Avocado and fruit make such fresh and light salads in the summer. Adding these elements to a savory couscous salad creates a dish worth trying.
Sriracha BBQ Chickpea Couscous via In Vegetables We Trust. If you want to do something totally wild and different with couscous, try making this sriracha bbq inspired dish! With chickpeas and couscous it’s hearty and the bbq sauce and sriracha gives it a kick!
Grilled Vegetable Couscous via Proud Italian Cook. Perfect recipe for summer when you’re already at the grill! I love anything calling for grilled foods in the summer and this mix of grilled vegetables sounds perfect mixed with couscous.
Warm Couscous Salad With Roasted Vegetables via The Wanderlust Kitchen – As a lover of roasted vegetables, this has the perfect way to make a couscous salad. Roasted veggies have so much flavor and the combination with Israeli couscous and a simple dressing to let the vegetables supply the flavor.
Couscous Kale Salad via Chelsea’s Messy Apron (author of How I Made $40K My First Year of Blogging). This simple couscous salad recipe makes a detoxifying salad with couscous, kale, and a bright lemon vinaigrette.
I can’t wait to try some or all of these couscous recipes. I’ve bought a few different types of couscous in my last shopping trip and I’m ready to experiment. It’s going to be a fun way to get to fully know the ingredient and try out lots of recipe ideas.
There are so many other couscous recipes out there as well! I left out a lot of good looking ones because they had ingredients I don’t like (olives). If you’re a less picky eater then you will find hundreds or thousands of ideas!