Couscous With Yellow Summer Squash

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

A nice summer side dish for chicken or lamb. If you don't care for cilantro, use parsley.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the butter and oil in a saucepan with a tight fitting lid.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, salt and pepper.
  3. Cook, stirring, until onions are softened. Stir in the squash.
  4. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  5. Add the couscous and blend well. Cover, remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.
  6. Add the cilantro (or parsley) and blend well with a fork.
  7. Serve.
Most Helpful

This is an easy and tasty couscous recipe! Used zucchini instead of yellow squash as that's what I had on hand, otherwise made as directed. Served with Meatball Tagine With Herbs and Lemon and really enjoyed - thanks for sharing the recipe!

loof December 29, 2011

This is wonderful! I have to admit I forgot to add the parsley but I loved the taste and it was so quick and easy. Great way to use up the squash in the garden. I will make this again soon.

mary winecoff July 07, 2010

Made & reviewed for Ramadan Tag 2009 in the NA*ME forum! I loved this couscous, it was a really nice change to our usual ways of eating it. I did however make one change....I steamed the couscous first over a chicken soup I was making. I also used butternut squash as that is what is available at the moment. Other than that, I kept to the recipe & it was lovely. Thanks mikekey for a great recipe :)

Um Safia August 21, 2009