Mediterranean Couscous Recipe -
Mediterranean Couscous Recipe
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Mediterranean Couscous

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"This recipe is a nice and light side to lamb, chicken, or fish. It's easy to make and tastes great hot or cold!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    20 mins


  1. Bring the water, olive oil, and salt to a boil in a saucepan. Pour in the couscous, cover, and immediately remove from heat. Let sit covered 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Stir in the, artichoke hearts, tomato, parsley, feta cheese, and lemon juice. Season with black pepper.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 11, 2009

I love the idea of this dish, it just needed a little tweaking. I sauteed some onion and garlic in the olive oil before adding chicken broth (instead of water). This adds a lot more flavor. I used whole wheat coucous and spinach instead of parsley for more nutrition. The end result was great! I love the texture of couscous and the artichoke, tomatoes, feta and lemon juice are all great flavors together. I recommend this dish as a healthy and delicious side dish!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 21, 2009

didn't like it at all. sorry. but then again it was my first time eating couscous and also artichoke. just wasn't my cup of tea. the colors were gorgeous though.

Aug 10, 2009

I changed the recipe a little. I cooked some fresh garlic and a tiny bit of onions in the oil first and then added chicken broth instead of water. I also forgot the lemon juice and had no feta cheese, so I put some Parmesan cheese in it instead...I know, a lot of changes but it was really good.

Dec 07, 2009

As is, didn't pack as much flavor as I liked so I whipped up some balsamic vinaigrette and sliced some black olives.. YUM! Good cold, warmed up, works great with Chicken and fish as a side.. or just all by itself!

Jan 22, 2013

Super easy and very flavorful using others suggestions of adding olives & onion. Yummy, will make ths gain for sure

Sep 09, 2014

Made a few changes in accordance with some reviewers' suggestions, and in terms of what I had in the pantry. Sauteed onions & garlic together in olive oil with finely chopped green pepper (instead of parsley). Used veggie broth instead of water. Added one chopped roasted red pepper to add more color. When leaving the couscous to soak, I forgot to turn off the burner :( but fortunately caught it when it was just beginning to stick. I added a little water and left it a few minutes - it had come unstuck and was fine! To make this a full meal, I added a well-drained can of tuna. We both enjoyed it for a light, tasty lunch.

Sep 04, 2012

This was amazing!!! So crazy delicious!!! I took the suggestions of others: I sauteed garlic and onions in the olive oil first and then cooked the couscous in chicken broth instead of water. Also, I did not have any parsley so I added chopped scallions instead. I have always liked couscous but this took it to a whole other level! Every last bit was gobbled up by my family and they asked if I would make it again tomorrow night!

Jun 25, 2009

Substitute the couscous with quinoa just cuz I had it. My 13 year old son who hates tomatoes love it. I do agree that it needs tweeking. grilled onions perhaps. Maybe next time


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  • Calories
  • 394 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 68.5 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 6.6 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 7.8 g
  • 31%
  • Protein
  • 14.9 g
  • 30%
  • Sodium
  • 1039 mg
  • 42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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