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Roasted Garlic & Herb Whole Wheat Couscous

This tasty Whole Wheat Couscous Recipe is mixed with fresh basil and sweet roasted garlic! It’s a delicious side dish that comes together in less than 10 minutes.

Roasted Garlic & Herb Whole Wheat Couscous

So, just in case you were wondering, making couscous with a 2 year old is not a good idea.

Normally when I’m cooking little man likes to be in the kitchen with me and serve as the sou chef. I have absolutely no problem with that, he pours things great and makes a mean scrambled eggs.

On this particular occasion, i.e. making couscous, it was a little messier than expected. I mean, all he really had to do was pour the stuff into the pot and stir. He was pouring the couscous in like a champ and then suddenly decided that, “hmmm… I think that looks like enough for the pot” and then continued to pour the rest of the 1/4 cup of couscous on the counter.

Let’s just say clean up was not fun. Do you know how small that stuff is? Very very small, it fits in the smallest of places which was not fun for cleanup. Ugh! Lesson learned!

Even though the cleanup was not fun, eating this Roasted Garlic & Herb Couscous dish was! This dish is literally done in less than 10 minutes. Couscous is very easy to make and with the additions of fresh basil and roasted garlic, it makes this dish very simple. It’s perfect to serve along side chicken, fish, or grilled vegetables.

How to Make This Easy Vegan Side Dish

To get started, bring 1 1/4 cups of water to a boil. Once boiling add 1 cup of dry whole wheat couscous, stir to combine.

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Cover and immediately remove from heat. Let sit for 5-7 minutes.

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In the meantime, minced 3 cloves of roasted garlic. {If you need to know how to roast garlic then check out this post, its super easy}

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Also, roughly chopped 2 tablespoons of fresh basil. Once couscous is finished, fluff with a fork.

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Next add in the minced roasted garlic, fresh basil, 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Stir everything together and serve.

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Roasted Garlic & Herb Whole Wheat Couscous

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 9 minutes
  • Yield: 9 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: North African
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This tasty Whole Wheat Couscous Recipe is mixed with fresh basil and sweet roasted garlic! It’s a delicious side dish that comes together in less than 10 minutes.


Ingredients

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  • 1 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 cup of dry whole wheat couscous
  • 3 roasted garlic cloves, minced {instructions for roasting}
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Once boiling add whole wheat couscous, stir to combine.
  3. Cover and immediately remove from heat.
  4. Let couscous sit for 5-7 minutes.
  5. Fluff couscous with a fork.
  6. Next add in the minced roasted garlic, fresh basil, olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Stir everything together and serve.

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