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Mediterranean Couscous with olives, artichokes & dried tomatoes

Recipe for a Mediterranean Couscous with olives, artichokes, dried tomatoes & parsley. Perfect to bring to a BBQ and super quick to make.

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This Mediterranean Couscous is awesome bring to BBQs and Potlucks! I love the combination of the green olives, artichokes, dried tomatoes and parsley – it’s super summer-y! You can eat it either warm & cold – which makes it the perfect side dish to bring to any gatherings.

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It’s amazing how quick this couscous dish can be made – really. Couscous is the perfect choice if you need the food – like NOW! We actually had a super spontaneous picnic at the riverside and I brought this dish. It’s also a neat & healthy dish for the summer – add some fresh roasted veggies, tofu or tempeh to it and you’ll have a quick and easy lunch! 

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Mediterranean Couscous with olives, artichokes & dried tomatoes

Elephantastic Vegan
Recipe for a simple Mediterranean Couscous - it's the perfect side dish to bring to BBQs and Potlucks! Everyone will love it. Only takes a few minutes to make!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 4
Calories 222 kcal


  • 1 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice of half a lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon za'atar seasoning
  • 1/2 cup green olives , pitted
  • 2 artichokes , canned
  • 3 dried tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  • Heat the water for the couscous in a large pot, add in the lime juice, za'atar and salt.
  • Once the water is boiling, take the pot off the stovetop and add in the couscous and put the lid back on (the couscous will be ready in a minute or two).
  • Meanwhile chop the parsley, olives, artichokes and dried tomatoes in small pieces.
  • Fluff the couscous with a fork, add in the chopped olives, artichokes, tomatoes and parsley and give it a good mix. Serve warm or cold!


Calories: 222kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 8gFat: 3gSodium: 917mgPotassium: 371mgFiber: 6gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 250IUVitamin C: 11.5mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 1.8mg
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