20 Unique Vegan Couscous Recipes

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You’ll love these sweet and savory vegan couscous recipes! Loaded with protein, vitamins, and minerals, it’s a fun way to change your weekly routine.

Ever heard of couscous? This soft steamed grain is the perfect ingredient to make it sweet or savory. Enjoy couscous in porridge, salads, burgers, bowls, and desserts!

Made from semolina and water, this tiny grain-like pasta is incredibly versatile and common in Middle-Eastern cooking.

Expand your culinary skills with this selection of vegan couscous recipes, and be sure to check out what to make with amaranth, sorghum, or millet next.

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20 Unique Vegan Couscous Recipes (Savory & Sweet)

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

You’ll love these sweet and savory vegan couscous recipes! Loaded with protein, vitamins, and minerals, it’s a fun way to change your weekly routine. Here’s how to cook this versatile grain!


  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp olive oil (optional)
  • 1.5 cups couscous, uncooked


  1. Place a medium-sized pot over high heat and bring water and vegetable broth to a boil.
  2. Stir in olive oil and couscous, then remove it from heat and cover with a lid.
  3. Let the couscous sit and steam until all of the liquid has been absorbed. Fluff with a fork to break down and lumps, then serve!


  • You can replace water with vegetable broth to make your couscous more flavorful.
  • Feel free to add any herbs to your couscous!
  • Any leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days and frozen for up to 3 months.
  • Find 20 delicious vegan couscous recipes in the article above!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: ¼ recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 134mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!

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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.

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