Skip to content

Herb couscous

 5 ratings

Prep Time:5 mins

Cooking Time:10 mins

Serves:4 Adults


Herb couscous

This middle eastern dish is a great addition to any BBQ.


  • 300g / 10½ oz. of couscous
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, peeled
  • ½ red pepper, de-seeded
  • ½ yellow pepper, de-seeded
  • ½ courgette
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • Small bunch mint, chopped
  • Small bunch basil, chopped
  • Small bunch coriander, chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Cook the couscous according to the packet instructions, then set aside to cool
  2. Place half the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Dice the onion and peppers and sauté in the oil
  3. Trim and slice the scallions and courgette and toss into the pan and then cook the vegetables for another couple of minutes until they start to brown, then remove from the heat and leave to cool
  4. Place the couscous in a large bowl and stir in the cooked vegetables
  5. Add the chopped herbs, some black pepper and drizzle with the rest of the olive oil
  6. Mix thoroughly and keep chilled until ready to serve

What you will need

  • Chopping board
  • Chopping knife
  • Frying pan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon

Serving suggestions

Couscous and be served cold as part of a salad or hot with your barbeque food.

"This is a tasty twist on your standard salad and can be made the night before andkept in an airtight container in the fridge"

Safefood Logo

Sign up for our family focused healthy eating and food safety news.

Safefood logo

The site content is redirecting to the NI version.