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Simple Onion Couscous

Recipe for a Simple Onion Couscous - it's the perfect side dish to bring to BBQs and Potlucks! Everyone will love it. Only takes a few minutes to make!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 423kcal
Author Elephantastic Vegan


  • 1 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 4 small onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon canola oil
  • a bunch parsley
  • a few splashes soy sauce


  • Heat the water for the couscous in a large pot, add in the lime juice 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 peel the onions and cut them in rings & chop the parsley.
  • Heat a large pan with the canola oil and place the onion rings in there. Cook them for a few minutes on medium-high heat while stirring constantly, season with the soy sauce, and keep them on the heat until they cook down and get a nice brown color.
  • Fluff the couscous with a fork, add in the quick caramelized onions and chopped parsley and give it a good mix. Serve warm or cold!


Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 897mg | Potassium: 464mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 17.8mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1.4mg