Recipe | Coconut Curry Couscous

Couscous is our new thing at home. Ever since I discovered it, we haven’t touched rice with a 10-foot pole. Two reasons why you should hop on the Couscous train:

  1. 1 cup of couscous contains 176 calories, that is fewer than the calories in rice or quinoa
  2. It is super easy to cook, ready in 5 mins!

It’s also one of those dishes that you can let your imagination run wild with, mix and match any and everything with it and it still tastes amazing! I made this coconut curry version for lunch this past weekend when we had family visiting and it was a hit!

What you need

Will feed about 8 hungry adults 

4 cups of Couscous

1 can of coconut milk

2 cups of mixed vegetables

Half an onion

Mixed peppers

1 cup chicken stock

1 tsp turmeric



  • Add 4 tablespoons of oil to couscous, mix thoroughly and set aside 
  • In a wok, heat up one cooking spoon of oil (I use either olive or coconut oil) and fry onions until translucent
  • Add mixed peppers and fry till wilted
  • Add coconut milk, chicken stock and all other spices. Taste and adjust if necessary
  • Once the broth starts boiling, take off the heat, add couscous and cover the pot tightly with the lid. Note: The liquid should just cover the couscous. Any more and it will be mushy any less and it will be under cooked
  • After 5 mins, remove lid and fluff couscous with a fork
  • Add mixed vegetables (already pre-steamed) and mix to combine properly
  • Serve! We had this with gizdodo and it was super yum! 🙂

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Peace & Love, 



  1. September 23, 2015 / 1:03 pm

    Will definitely try this I love coconut & couscous so this sounds delish! This will be a welcomed change as I normally make jollof/fried 'rice' versions

    • September 29, 2015 / 4:23 pm

      Yay! You would love it!

  2. September 23, 2015 / 1:15 pm

    Girl. this looks so yum! Will def try it!
    Thanks for sharing.


  3. September 24, 2015 / 9:20 am

    Humm, this is a very nice recipe, will def give it a try.
    Thank you

    • September 29, 2015 / 4:24 pm

      I hope you enjoy it 🙂

  4. October 18, 2015 / 12:45 pm

    This looks do good. I have been wanting to try couscous and your recipe looks simple! Thanks for sharing and I definitely will be giving it a try. I love your blog to. I am working on starting my blog, check out my IG page @homewooddaughter and FB page OnlyonSunday. Thanks

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