Curried Couscous

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Kishka

This will seem like a lot of ingredients, but it's not as much work as you'd think. It is a great dish to prepare in hot weather - virtually no cooking involved! From The blessed Barefoot Contessa.

Top Review by Omniveg

I've made this at least five times now, and I plan to keep making it! It's a good company side dish and popular at potlucks. Every time it's a little different, as I use what's on hand. I usually use garam masala instead of the curry powder and turmeric; I don't really need the butter in the couscous; I don't add salt; and I use either red onions or scallions if I don't happen to have both. I would say the fresh parsley, good olive oil and yogurt are essential. It's ok without the slivered almonds, but much nicer with. A flexible dish that is sure to please.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour couscous in a large bowl, melt butter in the boiling water and pour over couscous.
  2. Cover tightly and set aside for 5 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the yogurt, olive oil, vinegar, curry powder, turmeric, salt and pepper.
  4. Fluff the couscous with a fork and pour the curry mixture on top, mixing well.
  5. Add the carrots, parsley, currants, almonds, scallions, and red onions.
  6. Mix well and adjust seasonings.
  7. Serve at room temperature.

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