I have a new favorite food. Couscous. Yes, I know you’re probably thinking it’s just like quinoa or rice, but let me tell you, it’s all about the texture and speed at which it is prepared. When I first bought couscous, I got it because it was cheaper than quinoa. I brought it home, started boiling the water, read the box and was shocked to find that you don’t add the couscous until after the pot of boiling water has been removed from the element. You add the couscous, cover the pot with a cloth and leave for 5-7 minutes or until the couscous has expanded. It never gets stuck on the bottom of the pot, which makes cleaning really easy. Now, I’m looking for new ways to eat couscous and I think I’ve found ten recipes that will knock my socks off, and yours!

1. Honey Chipotle Chicken Bowls

Mmmm, I can’t wait to try out this spicy and sweet combination. The home made sauce is what will really take this recipe to the next level for sure.

2. Autumn Pearl Couscous

This recipe is great because it has less couscous and more veggies so you can ease your way into loving couscous. It also is a perfect lunch for Autumn.

3. Rose Colored Couscous

Who loves bright food that you can Instagram like crazy? Pretty much everyone. This bright color doesn’t come from artificial colors, but beets instead!

4. Greek Buddha Bowl with Chickpeas and Squash

As you probably know by now, I can never get enough of Greek food! This bowl is so filling and packed with that recognizable greek flavor we all love.

5. Strawberry and Couscous Spinach Salad

Needing a summery salad to either suit the season or help you reminisce on what used to be? This strawberry salad is both filling and nutritious.

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6. Moroccan Couscous with Roasted Vegetables, Chickpeas and Almonds

Take an international approach to your supper this evening with this bright and nutritious couscous salad!

7. Southwest Couscous Salad

This southwest couscous salad uses just about everything in your fridge’s produce drawer, as well as in your pantry. Not only is it tasty, but very filling.

8. Triple Berry Couscous Salad

I’m definitely making this salad tonight! On warm nights when the sun is shining, why not BBQ some chicken and put together a delicious salad like this one!

9. Autumn Couscous

Incorporate a little summer into your Autumn with bright mango to accompany the tart cranberries. This salad is perfect for Thanksgiving.

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10. BBQ Couscous Bowl with Tofu

Staying away from meat? This tofu bowl will blow your mind and fill you with all the energy you need to get through the rest of your work day.

Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay loves cooking fun and creative meals for friends and family. At home, you can find her trying out a new recipe found on Pinterest while trying to balance her husband's sweet tooth with her healthy eating habits. If she's not in the kitchen, you'll find Lindsay photographing people she loves and going out with friends to try the newest restaurant in her small town.

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