Colorful Weeknight Couscous

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Shannon Cooks

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

Top Review by ImPat

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.

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.

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