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Golden Couscous

Golden Couscous

This Golden Couscous seasoned with Ras el Hanout is the perfect simple and quick side dish for BBQs and potlucks! It's flavorful and everyone will love it!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 389kcal
Author Elephantastic Vegan


  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ras el hanout *
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt + more to taste
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil or any plant-based oil
  • 1 large onion halved and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley


  • Heat the water for the couscous in a large pot, add in the salt and ras el hanout.
  • 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).
  • Heat a large pan with the canola oil and cook the onions until soft and browned.
  • To the couscous, add the caramelized onions, chopped parsley, and lemon juice. Stir to combine. You can serve this dish either warm or cold.


*If you don't have any ras el hanout at home and you don't want to buy it, you can also use curry powder or turmeric (1/4 teaspoon) to make golden couscous, although it won't taste the same. 


Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 604mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 632IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg