Lightly Spiced Vegetable Couscous

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 6 mins

I really like couscous and this is one way I serve it. It is usually a side dish but sometimes I have it as my lunch.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put vegetable stock, shallots, carrots and spices into a pot and bring to a rapid boil.
  2. Boil for two or three minutes until the carrots are becoming tender.
  3. Pour in couscous, cover and remove from heat.
  4. Let stand for about five minutes until all the liquid is absorbed and the couscous is tender.
  5. Put back onto a very low heat and just stir through the margarine until the couscous is fluffed up.
Most Helpful

Great couscous dish! Loved the spicing, nothing overpowering but very tasty. I used baby carrots so just sliced thinly instead of shaving. Served with grilled shrimp; I think it would be great with chicken too, or on its own as a light lunch. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

loof May 22, 2011

Well you're right, this is a lovely side lunch to be enjoyed in the bright sunshine of the day. Or curled up on the couch taking sometime out, devouring this special couscous! I followed this exactly, loving the shallots, cumin, and small carrot. Lovely! will be making this more often. Made for ZWT6 Zee Zesties!

Andi of Longmeadow Farm June 10, 2010

Hi Sara, I have just had this for my lunch and it is fabulous, I have never made couscous before but I have had shop bought, and there is just no comparison. I didn't think I liked it much but home made it tastes great and I find I love it. Great for a quick lunch or great i think with fish. I made it just like the recipe said I am now a convert to couscous. Thank you so much for posting. Made for ZWT#6 2010.

Tea Jenny June 08, 2010

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