Couscous is like a blank palate that can be flavored in so many ways! Perfect as a side dish or as a base for soups and salads.

Toasted Couscous Recipe- One of the best couscous recipes out there! Easy to make side dish that only takes 10 minutes. Serve with any fish or chicken recipe, great for soaking up extra sauce.

What is Couscous?

Couscous is actually a very small pasta, but many people confuse it as a rice. It was actually the first “one dish pasta” if you will, only adding enough liquid to cook the pasta without any excess.

It can come in a variety of sizes, and is probably the easiest of all side dishes. It takes only 10 minutes to make and is a blank canvas for flavor.

Like most pasta, the palate of couscous is fairly bland so it is up to you to add flavor. The first thing I do it to toast the dry pasta.

Doing this actually creates a different taste altogether, adding depth and sophistication, much like browning meat brings out its natural acidity.

Recipes That Use Couscous:

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