Easy Veggie Couscous

Couscous looks like rice but it’s actually pasta made of semolina wheat. You can create different kinds of dishes with it and I made a quick and easy veggie version with my couscous.


  • 250 g couscous
  • 2 medium sized carrots
  • 200 g asparagus
  • Frozen peas
  • Cashew nuts
  • 1 small shallot
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Cumin
  • Paprika powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 vegetable bouillon or vegetable broth


  1. Crush and slice the garlic and shallots. Cut the tip or the woody part of the asparagus (here’s how you do it) and the carrots in small cubes.
  2. On a large pan, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil and saute the shallots and garlic for 2 minutes or when they turn golden brown.
  3. Add the asparagus, carrots and cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Add the couscous, 2 cups of water and the vegetable bouillon but if your using vegetable broth no need to add water.
  5. Season with half a teaspoon of paprika powder, cumin, salt and pepper.
  6. The couscous that I got cooks inĀ  just 5 minutes so after 3 minutes I added the frozen peas.
  7. When the couscous is ready, add the cashew seeds on top, and squeeze half of a lemon.




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