Looking for new ways to enjoy couscous? These creative and healthy vegan couscous recipes are full of flavor, easy to prepare, and an excellent addition to your next plant-based meal. Which one will you try first?
If you’re stuck in a rut when it comes to vegan meals, why not try one of these delicious new ways to use couscous?
One of the great things about this pantry staple is that it’s so quick to cook and prepare, making it an excellent choice for busy weeknight dinners or for a quick knock-together meal when you have guests over.
But don’t stop there. Couscous salads, in particular, make the perfect picnic lunch, BBQ side, or potluck dinner offering too!
Different Types of Couscous
If you’re not overly familiar with couscous, you may be surprised to learn that there are several different varieties available.
- Moroccan couscous is small in size and typically made of semolina. This type of couscous is often pre-cooked, so it only needs to be steamed for 5-10 minutes to make it light & fluffy again.
- Israeli couscous is also normally made from semolina, but it’s larger in size and has been toasted, giving it a nuttier flavor profile.
- Pearl couscous is the largest variety. It’s often referred to as Lebanese couscous or Mograbiah. It’s made from durum wheat or semolina flour, but due to its larger size, it takes a little longer to prepare.
You’ll find all three varieties of couscous used in the following vegan couscous dishes.
Vegan Couscous Salad With Tofu
This hearty vegan couscous salad works on its own as a main meal, or as a lovely side dish for your favorite Mediterranean foods. Simple to make, it's bursting with fresh flavors.
Pistachio Pomegranate Couscous Salad Recipe
The ideal vegan couscous salad for the festive period, this healthy and flavorsome dish is packed with goodness! Perfect for pairing with a nut roast, lentil loaf, and a big bowl of roast vegetables.
Moroccan Couscous Salad | Vegan Summer Salad | Sprouts And Krauts
This beautiful Moroccan couscous recipe pairs the larger pasta with artichokes, fresh cherry tomatoes, capers and preserved lemons for a fresh and flavorsome feast! Eat as a meal, or alongside other Middle Eastern dishes such as stuffed eggplant, baba ganoush, or hummus and flatbread.
Vegan Couscous Salad
Try something a little different with this green couscous salad. Packed full of delicious herby flavors, it'll look fabulous on your festive dinner table, or as a beautiful fresh salad at any time of the year!
How To Make Maftoul Salad. Easy Vegan Couscous Recipe.
The traditional flavors in this Maftoul salad will win you over with the first bite. Serve as a traditional salad, or spoon into lettuce cups for a fun and convenient way to eat it at a picnic or shared meal.
Creamy Coconut Chickpea Couscous Curry
Couscous isn't only for salads! This creamy chickpea curry incorporates couscous into a warming vegan curry that's perfect for cooler nights. And it can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes!
Israeli Couscous Cucumber Salad
If you're a fan of tabbouleh, you'll love this Israeli couscous salad. It incorporates all the same fresh flavors, but the Israeli couscous adds a nutty twist.
Sweet breakfast couscous, ready in 10 minutes
Couscous for breakfast? Why not! This fruity vegan couscous recipe is sweet and filling so you can start your day the right way. Just swap out the honey for your favorite vegan sweetener and you'll all set!
Arugula Pesto Couscous
If you haven't tried arugula/rocket pesto yet, you're missing out! It pairs deliciously with Israeli couscous in this simple yet flavorsome recipe. Just add some fresh tomatoes and you're done!
Couscous Salad with Chickpeas – Vegan
Chickpeas and couscous are the perfect match in this vegan curried salad recipe. And the surprising addition of green curry paste really takes the flavors up a notch!
Vegan Couscous Salad — Marley's Menu
The perfect summer couscous salad, this vegan recipe combines large pearl couscous with creamy avocado, fresh tomatoes, cucumber and basil. It's ideal for warmer weather BBQs and picnics.
Easy Couscous Recipe - Tasty, Light, Filling and Super Easy!
This simple couscous recipe combines peppers, courgette and carrot into a delicious medley of flavor. Ideal for enjoying on its own as a light meal, or alongside a tasty stew, tagine or curry.
How To Cook Moghrabieh Vegan, A classic Lebanese Recipe
This traditional Lebanese moghrabieh combines beautiful spices with pearl couscous, onions and chickpeas. Try this if you're after a warming, more filling vegan meal.
Slow Cooker North African Couscous
Bursting with beautiful North African spices and packed full of healthy vegetables, this slow cooker couscous recipe is ideal for cooler weather and quick weeknight dinners.
Vegan Israeli Couscous Salad
Fennel, almonds, pomegranate, and Israeli couscous come together perfectly to create this delicious plant-based salad. Add a simple dressing and some fresh herbs and you've got yourself a nourishing dinner or side dish.
We hope you liked this delicious list of vegan couscous meals. Let us know in the comments below which one you’re going to try first!
Tuesday 27th of September 2022
Looks very interesting!!