This dish is made with simple ingredients but is simply delicious!

Excerpted from The Everything® Mediterranean Instant Pot® Cookbook by Kelly Jaggers. Copyright © 2020 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher, Adams Media, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. All rights reserved.

Couscous with Tomatoes and Olives [Vegan]





  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup halved mixed olives
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Pour tomato paste and broth into the Instant Pot and stir until completely dissolved. Stir in couscous. Close lid, set steam release to Sealing, press the Manual button, and set time to 3 minutes. When the timer beeps, let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then quick-release the remaining pressure and open lid.
  2. Fluff couscous with a fork. Add tomatoes, olives, parsley, oregano, chives, oil, vinegar, and pepper, and stir until combined. Serve warm or at room temperature.