Veggie Couscous

BY : PUBLISHED : December 7th, 2013 UPDATED: November 14th, 2021

So I get in ruts and always need go-to dishes that are super quick to make but reasonably healthy. Couscous is probably as easy as it gets, so throw in some veggies and you’re all set! My husband absolutely loves this dish, with extra tomato slices on top 🙂 You really can’t go wrong with the endless combinations of veggies/seasonings!

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Couscous and brightly colored bell peppers in a white serving bowl.

Couscous and brightly colored bell peppers in a white serving bowl.

Veggie Couscous

Margaret Chapman
Sometimes you just need a go-to menu item that everyone loves and can be thrown together in no time. This one is it!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 526 kcal
METHOD Stovetop
DIET Vegan


  • 1 cup of Whole Wheat Couscous (dried)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil (any oil is fine, can omit)
  • 5-6 spears of Asparagus (large)
  • 1 Bell Pepper (any color)
  • 1 Tomato (medium, diced)


  • In a medium pan, cook couscous according to directions attached.
  • Wash your veggies and cut them as desired, I do a diagonal cut 1/2 in. thick on the asparagus and 1/4 in. on the bell pepper. Then dice the tomato into small chunks.
  • Heat a large pan to medium heat, with oil. Add in your veggies and cook till tender, about 5-8 minutes depending on thickness. To season, I just add a little salt & pepper, minced garlic or garlic powder depending on what's available.Fold in with couscous and diced tomato, serve warm. Enjoy!


Calories: 526kcalCarbohydrates: 104gProtein: 18gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 276mgFiber: 12gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 2394IUVitamin C: 85mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 4mg
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