Couscous: satisfying, delicious, and so versatile! This tasty ingredient is the perfect base for a wide variety of recipes, since it pairs so well with whatever flavors you want to add to it. Top it with whatever veggies, sauces and proteins you like and you’ve got an awesome dish to serve for dinner! We can help get you started with these 10 couscous recipes; check them out on our Food Monster App!

1. Moroccan Couscous

Moroccan Couscous

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The mixture of flavors in this Moroccan Couscous recipe by Amarilis Moldes is a pure explosion: the spices, the sweetness of the raisins, the crunch of the pumpkin seeds … simply delicious!

3. Roasted Cauliflower Shakshuka

Cauliflower Shakshuka

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If you need shakshuka in your life, then you need to try this Roasted Cauliflower Shakshuka by Kristen Genton — it may deviate from the traditional, but it is delicious nonetheless. Sweet, smoky, and savory, roasted cauliflower steaks are served atop pearl couscous cooked in a sauce infused with harissa, smoked paprika, and cumin. It’s the perfect start to your weekend — or, if you like breakfast for dinner, a great way to end your day.

2. Maple Tahini Couscous

Maple Tahini Couscous

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This Maple Tahini Couscous by Melissa Tedesco is the perfect side dish to bring along to any event. This recipe used Israeli couscous, or giant couscous, and the maple tahini dressing is so light and creamy and a little sweet. The freshness of the veg contrasts the creaminess. All in all, it’s such a refreshing salad and takes minutes to make. It looks pretty beautiful as well!

4. Golden Couscous Bowl With Tomato Salad

golden couscous bowl with tomato salad

This simple recipe for two combines fragrant couscous with roasted cauliflower, tofu, and a fresh tomato salad. Full of aromatics, such as turmeric, bay leaf, and ginger, this warming Golden Couscous Bowl With Tomato Salad by Medha Swaminathan is simple and flavorful.


5. Couscous Stuffed Eggplant With Lemon Tahini Sauce

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This Couscous Stuffed Eggplant With Lemon Tahini Sauce by Kristina Jug & Mitja Bezenšek is easy to make, though it does take a while to bake and assemble the stuffing. But, it’s so worth it! The eggplant is tender and delicious, and the couscous filling provides a nice side to the vegetable. The Lemon Tahini Sauce drizzle on top helps keep the dish hydrated and adds a zing to the overall taste.


6. Couscous With Roasted Vegetables

Couscous with roasted vegetables

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This simple, yet delicious, Couscous With Roasted Vegetables by Nita Ragoonanan make for a perfect side dish but can even work as a main, as well! Zucchini and asparagus are stirred into the starchy couscous after being roasted to perfection.

7. Couscous Lentil Patties

Couscous Lentil Patties

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These Couscous Lentil Patties by Deniz Kilic consist of only ten ingredients: So very simple and cheap! Try it – you will love it!

8. Moroccan Pilaf Stuffed Squash

moroccan pilaf stuffed squash

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This savory Moroccan Pilaf Stuffed Squash by Emily Brees will soon become one of your favorites! Seasoned with fresh ginger, dashes of Ras al Hanout and Za’atar and topped with harissa and kefir, the flavors are heartwarming and exotic. Stuff it into some tender, brightly hued squash for a lovely and seasonal dish!


9. Curried Couscous and Vegetable Salad

curried couscous and vegetable salad

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This delicious Curried Couscous and Vegetable Salad by Annie Oliverio will tantalize your tastebuds with the delicious warm smell of curry, that is sure to impress with one bite! This doesn’t cook forever in the oven (it spends no time at all in the oven) – in fact, you can have it on the table within a half hour or so. But that warm curry essence is in there. The veggies here are just a suggestion, of course. Use what you love.

10. Mediterranean Couscous in Red Pepper Sauce

Mediterranean Couscous in Red Pepper Sauce

A beautiful couscous dish, packed with Mediterranean flavor, covered with a sweet and creamy red pepper sauce, and topped with veggie pasta. This Mediterranean Couscous in Red Pepper Sauce by Kuteer and Trisha Zanasi is (almost) too pretty to eat!

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