Couscous Primavera


This couscous is a healthy, delicious, and easy side recipe that takes about 10 minutes to make. I'm borrowing the name from pasta primavera, which, like this recipe, takes advantage of fresh, seasonal, and green produce.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 2 cups dry couscous

  • ½ cup chopped green onions

  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, finely diced

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • 2 cups vegetable stock

  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch pieces

  • 1 cup shelled fresh or thawed frozen peas

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Combine couscous, green onion, jalapeño, olive oil, cumin, cayenne pepper, and black pepper in a large bowl; stir until olive oil is completely incorporated.

  2. Bring vegetable stock, asparagus, and peas to a boil in a saucepan over high heat.

  3. Pour stock, asparagus, and peas over couscous mixture; shake the bowl to settle couscous into liquid. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork, then stir in mint and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

306 Calories
5g Fat
54g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 306
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 164mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 17mg 85%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 343mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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