Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

Simple side dish that pairs great with more heavily seasoned main dishes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, combine couscous and oil, tossing to coat grains.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring water to boil.
  3. Remove from heat and add salt, pepper and couscous and stir to combine.
  4. Cover and let stand until couscous has absorbed water, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add cilantro and fluff with fork.
  6. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

it is an alright dish, I added some fresh lime juice to give it more of a kick. I dont think I will make this again, I have better recipes for couscous.

**Chrissy** November 24, 2008

I halved this recipe with no problems. This is a nice new way of making couscous. I love cilantro so this was perfect. I had it with Lentil Salad (Yemiser Selatta) for an easy lunch. Thanks!

MC Baker June 30, 2008

This was a really nice and fun way to have couscous. I used a vegetarian chicken broth to make the dish vegetarian for our family, but keep that chicken-style flavor. I loved the cilantro in this and think I'll make this to go with a black bean salad next time. Thanks! Made for ZWT4 - Jefes de la Cocina!

Enjolinfam June 30, 2008