Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Tasty and pretty side dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in pan that has a tight fitting lid.
  2. Saute onions until they just start to soften.
  3. Add the tomatoes and continue to saute about 5 minutes more, or until the onions become translucent.
  4. Pour in boiling water, stir and bring back up to a boil.
  5. Add couscous and stir.
  6. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. Fluff with a fork when done.
Most Helpful

3 5

This is nice, but a bit plain. I seasoned it with a bit of salt and pepper at the end. I'm sure it would be a lot more flavourful with some sauteed or roasted bell peppers. Instead of using boiling water, I added plain water, brought it to a boil, added the couscous, stirred once, switched off the burner, covered tighly, and let it sit undisturbed for 5 minutes. It works every time, and the couscous is done just right!

5 5

We all enjoy eating couscous in our family and this dish was so simple, quick and delicious. Thank you Jennifer Michele for posting your recipe

2 5

This was a very simple, quick and attractive dish. This was my first experience with couscous. I found it a bit bland. My family wasn't that impressed with it. I think, instead of using boiling water, chicken stock would give it a bit more taste. I did add some salt and pepper to it at the end. I didn't give this a 2 star because it was a 'bad dish'. It wasn't. We just haven't aquired a taste for couscous....yet. Thank you for posting.