Sesame Couscous

A richly-flavored vegan couscous dish.

2 cups whole wheat couscous
2 cups veggie broth
1 cup chopped cilantro
1 medium onion, diced
1/8 cup kalamata olives, diced
1/8 cup preserved lemon, diced (you can make these yourself)
olive oil
2 tbsp tahini
2 tbsp lemon juice
hot sauce (whatever you have)
salt and pepper

1. Sautee the onion until browned, or caramelized if you have the time.
2. Bring broth to a boil, mix in the couscous, turn off the heat and cover
3. Blend the tahini and lemon juice together with hot sauce to taste – if you have some extra broth, you can use it to thin the mixture out.
4. Mix the cilantro, onion, olives, lemons, and the sauce mixture into the couscous, plus salt, pepper, and zaatar to taste.


4 Comments on “Sesame Couscous”

  1. Charlotte says:

    Ah my best friend loves cous cous, I’ll be passing this on! Your recipes always manage to make the rounds with my friends 🙂

  2. vege girl says:

    This sounds so good. Thank you for all of your amazing recipes so far!

  3. Megan Jones says:

    Sesame is one of my favorite flavors. I find myself putting tahini in everything! I have been looking for a simple and delicious cous cous recipe; I think I found it! Cous cous is so affordable in the bulk section, so I bought a bunch. I can’t wait to try this recipe. One question though, what is zaatar?

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