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fluffy couscous side dish
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Fluffy Couscous Side Dish

Have you ever been to Morocco, Algeria or other countries from the African continent? I have never been but its cuisine attracts me more and more. Today I want to share with you a perfect and easy side dish - the couscous.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Oriental
Keyword: Couscous, Couscous recipe, Fluffy Couscous Side Dish
Servings: 4
Calories: 198kcal
Author: Cookie


  • Saucepan


  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 6 cherry tomatoes


  • In a saucepan bring to boil 1 ½ cup of water with a pinch of salt. Then pour over it 1 cup of couscous and stir with a spoon. Remove from the heat and cover with a lid. Leave it to hydrate for 5-10 minutes ( see de instruction on your package). After the elapsed time, gently fluff-up couscous with a fork to make it crumbly.
  • Meanwhile, take about 6 cherry tomatoes and chop them in medium size cubes. Now incorporate them into the couscous by mixing gently. For this dish, I used a simple and fresh dressing. Drizzle couscous with about 1 tbsp of olive oil and 1 tsp of fresh lemon juice. Mix again and garnish with some dill.


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg