Herbed Couscous

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Truth be told we never had this in Morocco, it was always plain couscous… but you know I love to put my west coast spin on everything so we’re making Herbed Couscous from now on!

Herbed Couscous from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Just boil off a few cups of your favorite brand of couscous and then add ALL the herbs and some fresh lemon juice to give it an extra zip! It’s going to make the perfect base for your tagine. The herbs bring an extra element of freshness, and the lemon just enhances any flavor from the rest of the meal.

Obviously you should make this Herbed Couscous and then the entire Moroccan dinner party spread – here’s the full menu for you!

Herbed Couscous

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Moroccan
Servings 6 -8 people


  • 1 ½ cups dried couscous
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 cup of chopped mixed fresh herbs mint, parsley and chives
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  • Combine the couscous and water in a medium pot and cook according to the package directions. Once cooked, let sit for 10 minutes and then fluff with a fork. Toss with all of the herbs, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Serve alongside the rest of the meal


    1. yes I’d do rice and cook that according to the package directions depending on the variety of rice

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