Couscous with Caramelized Onions

This is one of our first posts on this blog, from March 2007 when we were starting… as you can see both lighting and the styling of the photograph is not great.

Nevertheless, the dish is something we still make from time to time… it is a simple side dish, quick and easy to make.


  • 500 g couscous
  • 1000 ml (4 cups) boiling water
  • 1 tbs Vegeta (vegetable seasoning)
  • dried, fresh or frozen parsley (chopped)
  • 4 medium onions (finely chopped)
  • lots of garlic powder or fresh garlic cloves (chopped)
  • soy sauce
  • 2 tbs oil

simple delicious couscous recipe


  1. Place couscous it in a large mixing bowl, add vegetable stock, parsley and boiling water.
  2. Cover and leave aside till couscous soak all the water.
  3. Caramelise onions on oil, add garlic and fry for a little longer.
  4. Mix in couscous, season with soy sauce.

Serves 6 – 8 people.


Serve with fish, meat or chicken.


More side dish recipe.

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