Saucy Kale Couscous

BY : PUBLISHED : May 26th, 2014 UPDATED: August 18th, 2021

This is great as a main dish or as a side depending what you toss into it. 

Today was one of those days where I had nothing prepared and not a whole lot to work with so I opened the cupboards and started throwin’ things in a pot. Things worked out and now I have noms for days.

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Saucy Kale Couscous

Stephanie Lundstrom
This is great as a main dish or as a side depending what you toss into it.  If you aren't a fan of couscous then try this with quinoa.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Side
Cuisine American
Servings 3 servings
Calories 553 kcal
METHOD Stovetop
DIET Vegan


  • 2-3 cups of Israeli couscous
  • 1 Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • water or broth
  • 3 Tablespoons of nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of agave or maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of rice vinigar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of miso paste (I used brown)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of mustard
  • 3 Tablespoons of non dairy milk
  • 3 handfuls of dino kale
  • 2-3 handfuls of cherry tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup of edemame


  • cook couscous according to package (ensuring to toast in olive oil 1st then season with some garlic and salt before adding water or broth)
  • while couscous is cooking add all ingredients except the veggies in a bowl and mix (nutritional yeast, maple syrup, garlic powder, salt, rice vinegar, soy sauce, miso paste, mustard, milk)
  • when couscous is cooked add the kale, tomatoes, edemame, and sauce and mix in


Calories: 553kcalCarbohydrates: 100gProtein: 21gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 275mgPotassium: 540mgFiber: 9gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 345IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 3mg
Keyword israeli couscous, kale, plant-based, throw together meals, vegan, vegetarian
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