Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This goes back years and has remained a family favorite --- you may adjust the amounts to suit your taste and the recipe may be doubled :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring the 1-1/2 cups chicken broth to a boil in a medium saucepan; stir in the couscous and oregano, remove from heat; cover, and let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Fluff with a fork.
  3. Combine the couscous with tomatoes and the next 5 ingredients (tomatoes through chickpeas) in a bowl; set aside.
  4. Combine 1/4 cup water with the remaining ingredients; stir well with a whisk.
  5. Pour over the couscous mixture, tossing gently to coat.
  6. Season with black pepper and salt.


Most Helpful

I had never had couscous before so I didn't know what to expect... WOW was this DELICIOUS! I could not stop myself from eating it, and my husband (who has had couscous many times before) said it was the best he'd ever tried. The only thing I changed was I left out the cucumber because I don't like it. This one is definitely a keeper for us!

GetU4ThatCoconut July 23, 2009

I was surprised that something so simple could be so good. I didn't even consider adding an entire teaspoon of pepper - I used 1/4 teaspoon. I also used 1/2 tsp of salt and will increase it to 3/4 tsp in the future.

tarab5 June 30, 2016

This is awesome! I thought I had the olives and feta but found out last minute I did not. I added some capers instead and it turned out delicious. I will definitely be making this often. Thanks for posting!

KLBoyle October 31, 2013

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