Couscous with Tomatoes and Scallion

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is a terrific, simple and quick side dish. I've also used this recipe to spice up a box the "Near East" brand flavored couscous as well. Simply use the amount of water specified on the box, and add the extra ingredients. It will still be ready in 5 minutes

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine canned tomatoes, scallion, pepper, garlic powder, water, and salt in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring liquid to a boil.
  3. Stir in couscous.
  4. Cover pan and remove from heat.
  5. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove lid and fluff couscous with fork.
  7. Stir in olives and fresh parsley and serve.
Most Helpful

This was fabulous, quick and so easy. This is definitely somethign I will make again. Honestly I have had a hard time (in the past) taking a liking for couscous, but in a dish like this, I thoroughly enjoyed it. There isnt a whole lot to it, but with the ingredients it contains, the flavors and textures make it delightful! THanks so much becky!

love4culinary October 24, 2003

This is a great recipe. I'm surprised I'm the first to rate it. I used the box of couscous mix and added the extra ingredients. It was very easy and so tasty. My whole family enjoyed it. Thanks for posting!

Chris from Kansas October 05, 2003

This was a good way to "dress up" ordinary cous cous- and I suspect you could throw in some veggies of your choice to sneak in some vitamins too! I omitted the cayenne because I used canned tomatoes with chilies in them and found it had a good heat already. The olives were a good addition and I added capers (personal preference- love them!). VERY simple and very quick. Could be a filling main course if you added more veggies.

EmilyStrikesAgain March 04, 2009