27+ Pearl Couscous Recipes

Pearl couscous, also known as Israeli couscous, is a type of pasta that is made from semolina flour. It is larger and chewier than traditional couscous, and it has a nutty flavor. Pearl couscous is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes, from salads to soups to main courses.

The yummiest pearl couscous recipes to try out!

Overhead shot of bowl of cooked tomato couscous with spoon.
Israeli couscous with tomatoes is an amazing side dish full of flavor. Toasted pearl couscous is tossed with a burst tomato sauce and finished with a squeeze of lime for a delightful tang. Yum!
Tomato Couscous
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This Couscous Corn Salad puts a salad twist on Mexican Street Corn. Smoky grilled corn, a creamy cumin-lime dressing, and pearl couscous combine to create this delicious salad.
Corn Couscous Salad
Italian wedding soup in small grey bowl with parmesan.
This Italian Wedding Soup marries delicious Italian flavors together in one pot! Made with homemade meatballs, vegetables, kale, and pasta, this classic soup is easy to make in less than an hour on the stove top.
Italian Wedding Soup
This Israeli Couscous Tabbouleh Salad recipe combines pearl couscous with tomatoes, cucumber, fresh herbs and a light citrus dressing. It's a perfect make-ahead salad recipe! | platingsandpairings.com
This Israeli Couscous Tabbouleh Salad combines pearl couscous with tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh herbs and a light citrus dressing.
Couscous Tabbouleh Salad
Two bowls of chicken carcass soup with spoon.
This Leftover Chicken Soup (Chicken Carcass Soup) is the best way to put your leftover roasted chicken carcass to use. Packed with veggies, herbs, collagen, and protein, enjoy this comforting soup and all of its benefits on sick days or for family dinners.
Leftover Chicken Soup
A chilled Israeli couscous salad with avocado, snap peas, and herbs. This refreshing salad is a perfect side dish or warm-weather lunch!
Recipe: Craving California
Spring Couscous Salad with Feta & Fresh Herbs
Moroccan meatball couscous soup in a rich flavorful broth. Bake the meatballs and then add them to the soup; its warm, cozy, and so filling!
Recipe: Little Spice Jar
Mini Moroccan Meatball Couscous Soup
This Roasted Garlic Couscous Breakfast Bowl is loaded with delicious buttery roasted garlic couscous, perfectly cooked spinach and a delicious fried egg.
Recipe: Our Balanced Bowl
Roasted Garlic Couscous Breakfast Bowl
All you need is 10 minutes and a few fresh ingredients to make this vibrant and flavorful pesto couscous. Made with no dairy, this side dish is one everyone can get behind!
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Moroccan Couscous Salad with spice-roasted cauliflower, almonds, and dried fruit tossed in a lemony paprika dressing. Perfect for weekday lunches.
Recipe: Dishing Out Health
Moroccan Cauliflower and Couscous Salad
This warm Israeli couscous salad is full of colorful roasted vegetables and perfect to serve as a side dish or on it’s own.
Recipe: Little Ferraro Kitchen
Warm Couscous Salad with Roasted Vegetables
Butternut Squash Couscous Salad is a healthy and flavorful dish that features roasted butternut squash, pearl couscous, and dried cranberries.
Recipe: Fresh Apron
Butternut Squash Couscous Salad
Looking for a luxe vegetarian saffron recipe? This pearl couscous in saffron broth is the place to start for a creamy, golden-hued dinner.
Recipe: Tried and True Recipes
Pearl Couscous in Saffron Broth
Baked pearl couscous with butternut squash comes together in the oven in a 9×13 pan. Finished with spinach, chickpeas & creamy basil tahini!
Recipe: The First Mess
Baked Pearl Couscous & Butternut Squash with Basil Tahini
Super simple, super flavorful, this vegan pearl couscous with mushrooms will be your new favorite easy vegan side dish recipe.
Recipe: Tried and True Recipes
Pearl Couscous with Mushrooms
Meet your new favorite dinner-Couscous Stuffed Peppers. These Greek stuffed bell peppers are so easy to make in less than an hour. Try them for a flavor packed meatless Monday!
Recipe: Simply Made Eats
Couscous Stuffed Peppers
Grilled Chicken & Apples with Couscous – A beautiful, healthful grilled meal! Keep this recipe in your back pocket as summer transitions to fall, but grilled dinners are still in your meal plan!
Recipe: Foxes Love Lemons
Grilled Chicken & Apples with Couscous
Pressure Cooker Chicken Shawarma Couscous Bowls are an easy Instant Pot recipe for a delicious dinner served with fresh vegetables, hummus and Greek yogurt.
Recipe: The Creative Bite
Chicken Shawarma Couscous Bowls
Make this North African Shrimp with Roasted Summer Vegetable Couscous your next meal! Deliciously spiced shrimp that sits on top of a garlicky roasted summer vegetable couscous.
Recipe: Simply Scratch
North African Shrimp with Summer Vegetable Couscous
This lamb and pearl couscous recipe is a mouthwatering combination of marinated lamb, sauteed veggies, and fluffy pearl couscous.
Recipes: Silk Road Recipes
Lamb and Pearl Couscous
This Skillet Chicken with Couscous is an easy dinner recipe for any night of the week. It’s full of great flavor, very filling, and all made in one skillet!
Recipe: Feel Good Foodie
Skillet Chicken with Couscous
These Sundried Tomato Bruschetta Bowls are packed with flavor! Loaded with sundried tomato bruschetta, juicy chicken sausage + tangy feta!
Recipe: Our Balanced Bowl
Sundried Tomato Bruschetta Bowls with Chicken Sausage
One pan Thai peanut chicken couscous packed with protein, colorful veggies and a rich & creamy peanut sauce. Options to add a kick of heat!
Recipe: Ambitious Kitchen
One Pan Thai Peanut Chicken Couscous
Rose Colored Couscous, or Israeli Couscous with Beets and Walnuts is a uniquely beautiful and healthy pasta salad!
Recipe: The View From The Great Island
Beet and Walnut Couscous
This 20-minute middle eastern inspired salmon dish is sweet and a little spicy. Cooked to perfection and paired with a herby couscous salad. It’s healthy, delicious, and easy enough for a weeknight dinner!
Recipe: The Red Fox Kitchen
Honey Harissa Salmon with Warm Couscous Salad
Get the party started with festive pomegranate couscous salad – healthy vegan ingredients, zesty lemon-spice flavor, and tantalizing textures.
Recipe: Vegan With Gusto
Festive Pomegranate Couscous Salad
Curried Couscous Salad is a perfect option for a lighter summertime meal, The fresh herbs and the dressing it truly makes this salad sing! Eat it solo, or pair with some mixed field greens, arugula, or spinach, a few slices of avocado and some pita bread to really make it a meal.
Recipe: Supper with Michelle
Curried Couscous Salad
This Italian couscous salad is easily customizable and perfect for spring and summer picnics and potlucks. You can also meal prep this Italian Couscous Salad and enjoy it all week long!
Recipe: Little Spice Jar
Roasted Garlic Italian Couscous Salad
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27+ Pearl Couscous Recipes

Pearl couscous, also known as Israeli couscous, is a type of pasta that is made from semolina flour. It is larger and chewier than traditional couscous, and it has a nutty flavor. Pearl couscous is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes, from salads to soups to main courses. Try this pearl couscous with tomatoes. It's an amazing side dish full of flavor. delightful tang. Yum!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
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Servings: 4 people (as a main course)



  • Heat 2 Tablespoons olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add couscous and toast until fragrant, 5-6 minutes. Add 2 ½ cups chicken stock and a pinch of salt. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • To a large skillet, add 1 Tablespoon olive oil and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until they become saucy, 5-6 minutes.
  • Add remaining chicken broth (1 cup) and fish sauce to the tomatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until the sauce is slightly thickened but still brothy, 3-5 minutes.
  • Off heat, stir in cooked couscous and lime juice and season with salt and pepper. Let sit a few minutes to allow broth to absorb. Season with additional salt and pepper and serve.
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Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 833mg | Potassium: 554mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg

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