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Easy Couscous

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This couscous recipe comes out fluffy and perfectly seasoned in minutes! Here are the tricks to how to cook couscous.


  • 1 1/2 cups water or broth
  • 1 cup dry couscous*
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  1. Bring the water or broth to boil (in a tea kettle or a small pot).
  2. Place the dry couscous into a skillet with the salt. Pour the boiling water over the entire surface. Wait for 10 minutes.
  3. Fluff the couscous with a fork. Stir in the olive oil, lemon juice, and parsley. Taste and add additional lemon or salt to taste.


*This recipe is for Moroccan couscous, tiny grains of semolina that cook quickly. For Israeli or pearl couscous, go to How to Cook Israeli (Pearl) Couscous

  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: North African
  • Diet: Vegan