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Simple Onion Couscous

Simple Onion Couscous

This Simple Onion Couscous is the perfect side dish to bring to BBQs and potlucks! Everyone will love it! And it takes only a few minutes to make.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 197kcal
Author Elephantastic Vegan


  • 1 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil (or olive, sunflower, rapeseed oil)
  • 2 yellow onions
  • 1/2 cup parsley chopped


  • In a large pot, add the water, lemon juice, and salt. Bring it to a boil.
  • Take the pot off the stovetop and add the couscous and put the lid back on. Let it soak for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, peel the onions, cut them in half, and slice them into half-rings. Chop the parsley.
  • Heat a large pan with the canola oil and place the onion rings in there. Cook them on medium-high heat while stirring constantly, and keep them on the heat until they're soft and get a nice golden color.
  • To the couscous, add the onions and chopped parsley. Give it a good mix. Serve either warm or cold!


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 596mg | Potassium: 198mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 633IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg