Herb Infused Green Couscous

Delectable Herb Infused Green Couscous Recipe | Karoliina KaziDelectable Herb Infused Green Couscous Recipe | Karoliina Kazi

This recipe is inspired by the herb-infused green couscous served at my favourite restaurant in Marrakech, Nomad.  I have tried making versions of it quite a few times and this time I really feel like I got it right. This vibrant dish has robust flavours and is very healthy but still feels satisfying. Serve it with grilled meat or fish or have it on its own.

Delectable Herb Infused Green Couscous Recipe | Karoliina Kazi



150g couscous
160ml boiling water
1 large onion, thinly sliced and slowly caramelised in oil
1 tbsp olive oil
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground cumin
50g almond flakes, toasted
30g rocket

a handful of golden sultanas


Herb Paste

40g parsley
40g coriander
4 tbsp mint
90ml olive oil



Place couscous in a large bowl and add boiling water. Cover the bowl with cling film and let it stand for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil over a medium heat and add the thinly sliced onion. Saute until caramelised, golden and soft. Add salt and cumin and leave it to cool.

Toast the almond flakes gently in a pan and leave it to cool.

Place all herb paste ingredients in the food processor and blitz until smooth. Add the herb paste to the couscous and fluff it up with a fork. Add the caramelised onion, toasted almond flakes and rocket and mix.

Enjoy your bright and fragrant herb infused green couscous salad!


Delectable Herb Infused Green Couscous Recipe | Karoliina KaziDelectable Herb Infused Green Couscous Recipe | Karoliina Kazi


  1. 3rd February 2017 / 12:14 pm

    I have all the stuff in my cupboards to make this so think I know what I’m making over the weekend 🙂

    • 3rd February 2017 / 1:41 pm

      Hi Kitty – excellent, it’s so good and only takes about 20 mins to make.

    • 3rd February 2017 / 1:43 pm

      It’s very tasty as well and you can add some cheese, feta, for example, to make it more filling in case you’re having it without meat or fish.

  2. 3rd February 2017 / 4:12 pm

    Sounds and looks super healthy and tasty. I do couscous quite often but I’ve never heard about green one earlier. Maybe I should try adding herbs and olive oil next time! 🙂

    • 3rd February 2017 / 5:10 pm

      Yes, go for it, especially since you like couscous – the caramelised onions make it more moist so that works wonders on any couscous dish.

  3. 3rd February 2017 / 8:15 pm

    Oon kerran elämässäni syönyt couscousia, enkä siitä juurikaan inspiroitunut 😀 Toi kyllä tosin näyttää ihan törkeen hyvälle, voisin jopa antaa toisen mahiksen haha 😀

    ♥ Jasmin N // Little Things With Jassy

    • 4th February 2017 / 12:38 am

      Joo kokeile ihmeessä. Minäkin olen syönyt paljon couscousia joka on helposti liian kuivaa ja tuntuu jauhoiselta.. ne paistetut sipulit on se kikka mikä auttaa siihen 🙂

  4. helenevlacho
    3rd February 2017 / 8:31 pm

    I like couscous but i have never tried one with herbs. And how i wish i could visit Marrakech right now. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    • 4th February 2017 / 12:39 am

      Marrakech is so amazing – I love that city. The herbs made it so tasty – I had never tried couscous like that before either but love this now.

  5. 3rd February 2017 / 10:15 pm

    That looks amazing. I love eating cous cous but sometimes it can get a bit boring and I do lack the creativity to think of something like this so thank you for doing it for me. Will be trying it this week, it just looks so delicious.

    • 4th February 2017 / 12:41 am

      Hi Marleen! So glad to hear it and let me know how you get on 🙂 hope you enjoy as much as we do! xx K

  6. 4th February 2017 / 1:54 am

    I’m currently on a health kick and this looks pretty inviting. Hmmmm.

    • 4th February 2017 / 12:01 pm

      Hi Danika! Its a perfect recipe for you then, it feels a bit like a treat but is so healthy 🙂 xx K

  7. 4th February 2017 / 3:57 am

    That looks amazing; I love couscous.

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