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Mediterranean Couscous Recipe

Mediterranean Couscous

Prep Time 5 min
Total Time 16 min
Servings 4

Fresh herbs and colorful veggies make this quick-to-fix dish a winner!


2 teaspoons butter or margarine

3 medium green onions, chopped (3 tablespoons)

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

1 1/2 cups water

1/2 teaspoon vegetable or chicken bouillon granules

1 cup uncooked couscous

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 medium yellow summer squash, chopped (1 cup)

1 medium tomato, chopped (3/4 cup)


1. Melt butter in 2-quart nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook onions and garlic in butter, stirring frequently, until onions are tender. Stir in water and bouillon granules. Heat to boiling; remove from heat.

2. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and let stand about 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Fluff lightly with fork.

Expert Tips
  • Stretch leftovers into tomorrow’s supper when you add chopped cooked chicken or a 16-ounce can of garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained.
  • Eliminate an ingredient by replacing the butter with garlic butter and omitting the chopped garlic.

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