Spring Couscous with Fresh Veggies and Herbs

This is one of our favourite ways to prepare couscous, with fresh veggies and some herbs, turning any season into Spring.


  • 500 g couscous
  • 1 tbs Vegeta or other vegetable stock granules
  • 3 tbs Carotino or olive oil
  • boiling water for couscous
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ – 1 English cucumber (cubed finely)
  • 1 large or two smaller bell peppers (cubed finely)
  • 500 g tomatoes (cubed)
  • bunch of spring onions (chopped, green parts only) or chives
  • 1 small red onion (chopped finely)


  • wok or large, deep frying pan or wide pot

easy couscous recipe with fresh veggies and herbs


  1. When all vegetables are chopped place couscous, herbs, Vegeta and oil in a wok and heat stirring constantly until hot.
  2. Add gradually hot water and stir until couscous is soft but not too sticky.
  3. Remove from fire, stir in vegetables, season to taste with freshly cracked pepper and salt and share to the plates.

Serves 6 people.


Spring couscous can be served warm or cold as a side dish or salad.

Dried herbs can be replaces with some fresh basil and parsley.

Cucumber and tomatoes can be replaced with other seasonal veggies.

Your thoughts…

  1. This is very similar to a tabboulleh. I was thinking lately that the concept could be easily transfered to either couscous or quinoa and be equally as delicious!!

  2. I love couscous and this dish really brings Spring to the table…even if the weather outside doesn’t.

    Thanks fro sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

  3. mmmm. couscous and bell peppers! sounds so delicious!

  4. I can envisage just how delicious your couscous dish is. I did click on your link to view the Vegeta stock you had used for this dish not being familiar with this stock. I must keep an eye out when shopping ;)

  5. I love these kinds of healthy whole grain dishes. And anything with crunchy cukes gets my vote. Great recipe, Margot!

  6. OH yeah! Spring is in the air and this is the perfect dish to welcome it. Thanks for participating in PPN!

  7. This sounds like a great spring dish, especially with all the crunchy veggies in there.

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