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Speedy Mediterranean Vegetable Couscous - a delicious side dish served here with pan fried salmon.
4.84 from 6 votes

Speedy Mediterranean Vegetable Couscous

A speedy one pan wonder of a side dish - Mediterranean vegetables and couscous, a very tasty combination.
Keyword couscous, Mediterranean, side dish, vegetables
Servings 4
Author Camilla


  • 200 g / 9oz Couscous
  • 275 ml / 10floz Vegetable/chicken stock or water
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Garlic clove crushed
  • 1 Red onion finely chopped
  • Large handful button mushrooms quartered
  • Large handful cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. Soften the onion and garlic for 5 minutes on a low heat, stirring regularly.
  2. Make up the couscous by pouring on the boiling hot stock and leaving covered for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the mushrooms, tomatoes and green pepper and fry stirring continually until the mushroom start to colour – about 5 minutes.
  4. Fluff the couscous with a fork and add to the vegetables, mixing well.
  5. Season and serve with meat or fish.

Recipe Notes

This dish is equally good using courgettes, aubergine, red peppers or whatever suitable vegetables you have in your fridge and the quantities really are up to you. I make this dish regularly with whatever I have available on the day.