Colorful Weeknight Couscous

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

So easy and quick to make, especially after a long day at work.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add peppers, garlic and onion and saute until onions are translucent.
  3. Add spices and stir well to coat.
  4. Reduce heat to low and add 2 cups couscous, then the vegetable stock.
  5. Keep on heat, stirring until all liquid is absorbed.
  6. Remove from heat, add in butter, mixing until melted.
  7. Fluff with fork and serve.
Most Helpful

I used an instant couscous so just added the hot vegetable stock, put the lid on and let the couscous absorb. I would like to try this again using pearl couscous which I think would suit the vegetables being cut into strips but for the instant couscous I would have prefered them finely diced. We did love the flavour the spices imparted though the DM found it a bit too hot which may have been my doing as I was maybe a little heavy handed with the cayenne. Thank you Shannon W for the recipe and to Annacia for the recommendation, made for I Recommend tag game.

I'mPat June 22, 2012

This was very good! I used a red bell pepper, 4 cloves garlic, onion and added some defrosted green peas. I also left out the butter. I'll definitely make this one again. Thanks!

nemokitty November 02, 2010

I loved the flavor of this. I made as directed, but only had about 1 1/2 c. of whole wheat couscous so I cut the broth back to 1 1/2 c. as well. I thought that was just enough for the recipe. This seemed to be more than 4 servings!

KimRaber July 28, 2009