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Super Easy Pearl Couscous

Super Easy Pearl Couscous

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  • Author: Chef Ani
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2-3 1x


  • 1 cup dried pearl couscous
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • pinch of red crushed pepper
  • 1520 grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small zucchini, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced basil
  • Salt to taste
  • Minced parsley for garnish


  • In a medium size pot, bring water and salt to a boil.
  • Add oil and couscous. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer.
  • Let simmer according to direction on the couscous package (usually 8-9 minutes) Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, add oil, minced garlic, and crushed red pepper. Sauté for a minute.
  • Add grape tomatoes and zucchini. Sauté for two to three minutes.
  • Add the couscous. Stir to combine.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Add fresh basil
  • Serve and enjoy!


Add some minced parsley for garnish. It makes the dish look extra fresh.