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Mediterranean Couscous with olives, artichokes & dried tomatoes

This flavorful and quick-to-make Mediterranean Couscous with olives, artichokes, dried tomatoes & parsley is perfect to bring to BBQs and potlucks!

Mediterranean Couscous with olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and artichokes

This Mediterranean Couscous is awesome bring to BBQs and Potlucks! I love the combination of green olives, artichokes, dried tomatoes, and parsley all year around, but it’s especially great in the summer!

You can serve the couscous either warm or cold – which makes it the perfect side dish to bring to any gatherings.

It’s amazing how quickly this couscous dish can be made. While the couscous soaks, you can chop the add-ins. Then combine everything, and done!

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 and healthy dish for the summer – add some fresh roasted veggies, tofu, or tempeh and you’ll have a quick and easy lunch!

Mediterranean Couscous with olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and artichokes

How to make Mediterranean Couscous

As always, you will find the whole recipe in the box below but I want to give you an overview of the ingredients and basic steps first.

The Ingredients (& possible substitutions)

You will need:

  • couscous
  • lemon juice (or lime juice)
  • salt
  • za’atar seasoning
  • fresh parsley (you can also add cilantro if you want to pursue a different flavor direction)
  • green olives
  • sun-dried tomatoes (in oil)
  • canned artichokes

The basic steps

adding couscous to water
Step 1: Bring the water, salt, za’atar seasoning, and lemon juice to a boil. Add in the couscous. Remove the pot from the heat.
cooking couscous
Step 2: Add the lid on top. Let it soak for 5 minutes.
Mediterranean Couscous with olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and artichokes
Step 3: Meanwhile, chop the sun-dried tomatoes, parsley, artichokes, and slice the green olives.
Mediterranean Couscous with olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and artichokes
Step 4: Mix everything together. Done! Serve hot or cold.

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Mediterranean Couscous with olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and artichokes

Mediterranean Couscous

Elephantastic Vegan
This flavorful and quick-to-make Mediterranean Couscous with olives, artichokes, dried tomatoes & parsley is perfect to bring to BBQs and potlucks!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 4 people
Calories 222 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon za'atar seasoning
  • 1/2 cup green olives pitted
  • 1/3 cup artichokes canned
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes canned in oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley

Instructions
 

  • Heat the water for the couscous in a large pot, add in the lemon 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 into small pieces.
  • Fluff the couscous with a fork, add in the chopped olives, artichokes, tomatoes, and parsley and give it a good mix. Serve it either warm or cold!

Nutrition

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




Audrey @ Unconventional Baker

Thursday 3rd of September 2015

These simple recipes are the best -- looks amazing. I'm always a huge fan of mediterranean recipes, and anything involving sun dried tomatoes, olives, and artichokes is a huge win in my books <3

Bianca

Thursday 3rd of September 2015

So glad you like it, Audrey. I totally agree with you - simple recipes are the best. I do have a another mediterranean recipe scheduled :D The combo of sun dried tomatoes, olives and artichokes is amazing :D

nadiashealthykitchen

Tuesday 1st of September 2015

I love the mixture of ingredients you've used! I've been adding Za'atar to everything recently! Need to try it with couscous, great recipe :)

Bianca

Tuesday 1st of September 2015

Thanks Nadia! Za'atar is such a lovely spice mix - I think it goes especially well with couscous.

Strength and Sunshine

Tuesday 25th of August 2015

Fabulous flavor combo! Love the Za'atar!

Bianca

Thursday 27th of August 2015

Oh yes, Za'atar is such a great spice mix. I especially love it with couscous but it goes great with other dishes like with tofu too :D