Couscous and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “Tasty and pretty side dish.”


  • 1mediumonion, finely chopped
  • 4sun-dried tomatoes, halved and chopped
  • 1 -2tablespoonolive oil
  • 1cupcouscous( I prefer the whole wheat couscous)
  • 1 1/2 cupsboiling water
  • Directions

  • Heat oil in pan that has a tight fitting lid.
  • Saute onions until they just start to soften.
  • Add the tomatoes and continue to saute about 5 minutes more, or until the onions become translucent.
  • Pour in boiling water, stir and bring back up to a boil.
  • Add couscous and stir.
  • Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Fluff with a fork when done.
  • Reviews

  • “This is nice, but a bit plain. I seasoned it with a bit of salt and pepper at the end. I’m sure it would be a lot more flavourful with some sauteed or roasted bell peppers. Instead of using boiling water, I added plain water, brought it to a boil, added the couscous, stirred once, switched off the burner, covered tighly, and let it sit undisturbed for 5 minutes. It works every time, and the couscous is done just right!”

  • “We all enjoy eating couscous in our family and this dish was so simple, quick and delicious.Thank you Jennifer Michele for posting your recipe”

  • “This was a very simple, quick and attractive dish. This was my first experience with couscous. I found it a bit bland. My family wasn’t that impressed with it. I think, instead of using boiling water, chicken stock would give it a bit more taste.I did add some salt and pepper to it at the end.I didn’t give this a 2 star because it was a ‘bad dish’. It wasn’t. We just haven’t aquired a taste for couscous….yet.Thank you for posting.”

  • “I thought that this dish was very flavorful and a nice complement to the tuna steaks that I served it with.I also added a little salt and pepper to taste and the result was terrific!Thanks for sharing!”