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Easy Roast Pepper & Tomato Couscous

Janice Pattie
Easy Roast Pepper & Tomato Couscous is a simple side dish that is packed full of juicy summer vegetables. It’s so quick and simple to prepare and is a great dish to serve with grilled fish or chicken.
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Moroccan, vegetarian
Servings 4
Calories 295 kcal


  • Sharp knife
  • chopping board
  • roasting tin
  • Measuring spoons
  • Large bowl
  • jug
  • kettle


For the roast vegetables

  • 3 sweet peppers red, yellow or orange
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

For the Couscous

  • 150 g couscous
  • 150 ml vegetable stock 1/2 stock cube in 150 ml boiling water
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic granules
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil leaves to garnish


For the roast vegetables

  • Deseed the peppers and cut into pieces about 3-4 cm square. Peel the onions and cut into wedges. Cut the tomatoes into halves or quarters depending on size.
  • Put the chopped vegetables into a large roasting tin with the oil and mix together. Season with salt.
  • Roast the vegetables for about 20 minutes until they are soft and slightly blackened around the edges
  • Set aside while you make the couscous.

For the Couscous

  • Put the couscous into a bowl, put the tomato puree, garlic granules, stock cube, and salt into a jug and add boiling water from the kettle. Stir to dissolve.
  • Pour the stock mixture over the couscous, cover and leave for 5 minutes until the couscous has absorbed all the liquid.

To Serve

  • Fluff up the couscous with a fork, then either top with the roast vegetables and garnish with fresh basil leaves. Or mix the peppers, tomatoes and onion through the couscous.
  • Serve immediately while still warm or let the dish cool to room temperature, as it is just as good either way.


Serve as a side dish or make into a meal with grilled fish, chicken, or halloumi. 


Calories: 295kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 7gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 631mgPotassium: 547mgFiber: 5gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 3720IUVitamin C: 129mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 1mg