How to Cook Couscous and Make it Tasty


How to Cook Couscous and make it tasty

Cooking couscous and making it tasty is easy. You just need a few key ingredients and within 5 minutes - you’ve got yourself a tasty base to work with.

Cooking couscous tip # 1

Cook your couscous in broth or stock. This will impart the flavour of the broth or stock into your couscous.
If you don’t have broth or stock… no worries! Water will do just fine, just think about what else you could add to give it a little punch of flavour at the end.

Cooking couscous tip # 2

Add 1 tbsp butter or ghee to the bowl when you add your hot water/broth. Fat plays such as integral part in infusing our food with flavour. This is another great way to make you couscous tasty.

Cooking couscous tip # 3

Season generously with salt and pepper. Salt = flavour. You don’t need a lot, but a pinch or 2 of a good quality salt is going to transform your couscous into delicious tastiness.

Cooking couscous tip # 4

It’s all about the topping. So even if you skipped steps 1-3 and just did this, you’ll be winning.

Flavour your couscous with some dried fruit (currants), spice roasted veggies, a squeeze of lemon, a drizzle of olive oil and vinegar, or a punchy dressing. Options galore!

Cooking couscous tip # 5

Add 1 tbsp of dried herbs to your bowl as you cook your couscous. No-ones ever had a problem with a sprinkling of dried herbs, am I right?

How to Cook Couscous and Make it Tasty


  • 1 cup couscous

  • 1.5 cups boiling water / boiling broth

  • A good pinch or 2 of salt (plus extra for seasoning)

  • Pepper (plus extra for seasoning)

  • 1 tbsp dried herbs

  • 1 tbsp butter (or ghee or extra virgin olive oil)

  • 1 - 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  1. Bring your water or broth to the boil.

  2. Measure out 1 cup of couscous and pour into a heat proof bowl.

  3. Add salt, pepper, herbs, butter and water/broth. Mix well with a fork, then cover the bowl.
    I use my chopping board to cover the bowl. You could also use a saucepan lid or similar.

  4. Leave the couscous to sit for 2 minutes.

  5. Remove lid and pour over extra oil. Use a fork to fluff couscous.

  6. Serve immediately, make into a salad or store in a container in the fridge for 3-5 days.
    If you have leftovers that you know you won’t eat. Store in snap lock bags / containers in the freezer for later.