Couscous Recipe

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Couscous Recipe

This easy couscous recipe is everything you need to make a versatile homemade couscous. We have added many optional ingredients, like this Moroccan spice mix, and this Harissa paste, for you to create the perfect couscous, every time. Think of this couscous recipe as the one size fits all couscous recipe. You can create a plain couscous, a spicy couscous, or an authentic Moroccan couscous, or a meaty couscaous with this recipe. Just remove what you do not need from the ingredients to create your own couscous.

versatile couscous recipe

The options are endless with this couscous recipe, you only need to use your imagination. Couscous is considered to be the national dish of Morocco, but it is a popular dish all over the world. There are times when you need a plain couscous recipe and other times when you need a couscous recipe to accompany a stew, like this chicken tagine, or maybe even this oven tagine. That is what I love about couscous and why it is my favourite staple. couscous is versatile and you can do more with it than with maybe rice, or potatoes.

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Recipe Info


Serves: 6


Calories: 605
Carbs: 83g
Fat: 13g
Protein: 32g

Cooking Times

15 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 15 Minutes
30 min
Cook Time
0 Hours and 30 Minutes
45 min
Total Time
0 Hours and 45 Minutes




  1. Add the couscous to a bowl and just cover with boiling water. Add a bit of butter, and salt and leave it to stand.
  2. Add the olive oil to a saucepan over medium heat and sauté the onions with a pinch of onion until the onions are soft and glossy.
  3. Stir in the chicken breasts and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the saffron and the remaining spices and add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add enough water to cover the chicken then stir in the tomato paste and vegetables.
  6. Add the potatoes and reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Add more water if needed.
  7. Devide the couscous into serving plates.
  8. Mix the couscous well with a fork to combine the salt and butter.
  9. Add the chickpeas and harissa to the stew.
  10. Spoon the stew over the couscous and serve hot. Enjoy!

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Desiré Sherman
Now I can make the perfect couscous at home, every time. 😉 5.00

Collin May
This recipe is perfect and exactly what I need. Now I can make any style couscous quickly and easily. 5.00

Belinda Newman
This is a well-designed recipe. Very versatile and it gives a lot of insight into Moroccan cooking. 5.00

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