Roasted Garlic and Olive Oil Couscous

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Kat2355

A very quick and flavorful dish. If you like pasta, you'll like couscous.

Top Review by Carolynskitchen

I have never made couscous before and only eaten the box version a family member served me. I had many zucchini s from the garden and was looking for a couscous recipe to use to stuff. I sautéed some finely chopped onion and diced zucchini and parsley to the recipe. I also roasted the garlic loves beforehand in the toaster oven in foil with olive oil. I used a little thyme, as I find the flavor overpowering if used heavily. Very easy to make, although I still found the taste a bit bland for my taste. My son gives 3 stars and he is 14. If I made again I would use chicken stock for sure, but I think this is a good recipe for what couscous is.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Add couscous, butter and salt.
  3. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.
  4. Topping: In a shallow pan, heat oil.
  5. Cook garlic until it begins to brown.
  6. Add rest of spices, cook for 30 second and remove from heat.
  7. (Alternately, you could use ready made"roasted garlic olive oil", and add the thyme and pepper).
  8. Mix topping with couscous, serve immediately.

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