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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! 

Mediterranean Couscous | ElephantasticVegan.com

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

Ingredients
 
 

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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!

Nutrition

Calories: 222kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 8gFat: 3gSodium: 917mgPotassium: 371mgFiber: 6gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 250IUVitamin C: 11.5mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 1.8mg
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Mediterranean Couscous | ElephantasticVegan.comShould you decide to give this delicious couscous dish a try I’d love to hear how it went! Write me a comment or post a picture on instagram and tag me via @elephantasticvegan to make sure I’ll see it ^.^

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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