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Couscous with Roasted Red Peppers

Transport your taste buds to the Mediterranean with our Couscous with Roasted Red Peppers. Delight in the harmony of fluffy couscous and the smoky sweetness of roasted red peppers, creating a dish that’s as easy to make as it is delicious to enjoy.

Total Time
15 min
Simple & Professional Tasty Recipes

Ingredients for 4 Servings

  • 1 cup couscous
    1 1/4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
    2 roasted red peppers (from a jar or homemade), diced
    1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 clove garlic, minced
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Lemon wedges for serving (optional)

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    5 min
  • Cooking Time
    10 min

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    • Prepare the Couscous:
      • In a saucepan, bring the vegetable or chicken broth to a boil.
    • Add the Couscous:
      • Stir in the couscous, cover the saucepan with a lid, and remove it from the heat.
    • Let It Steam:
      • Let the couscous sit for about 5 minutes to absorb the liquid.
    • Fluff the Couscous:
      • After 5 minutes, fluff the couscous with a fork to separate the grains.
    • Roasted Red Peppers:
      • Dice the roasted red peppers into small pieces.
    • Make the Dressing:
      • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and pepper.
    • Combine Ingredients:
      • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked and fluffed couscous, diced roasted red peppers, and chopped fresh parsley.
    • Dress the Salad:
      • Drizzle the olive oil and garlic dressing over the couscous mixture.
    • Toss and Serve:
      • Gently toss everything together until well combined.
    • Optional: Lemon Wedges:
      • Serve the Couscous with Roasted Red Peppers with lemon wedges on the side for a fresh citrusy squeeze, if desired.
    • Enjoy:
      • Serve the couscous salad as a flavorful side dish or a light meal.
    Pro Tips
    • Use high-quality roasted red peppers for the best flavor.
    • Customize your salad with additional ingredients like feta cheese, olives, or toasted pine nuts.
    • Drizzle extra olive oil or a squeeze of lemon juice for added zest.
    • Make it a complete meal by adding grilled chicken or shrimp.


Calories per serving: Approximately 220 calories. Keep in mind that nutritional values may vary based on ingredient brands and portion sizes.

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