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Roasted Garlic & Herb Whole Wheat Couscous

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 9 minutes
  • yield Yield: 9 servings 1x
  • category Category: Side Dish
  • method Method: Stove
  • cuisine Cuisine: North African
  • Diet: Vegan


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.



  • 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


  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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