I made an Israeli couscous for a side once for dinner with my husband…and he wasn’t a fan. Basically, he said it was a texture issue. I think he’s crazy. I LOVE Israeli couscous. To me, it’s like little pasta balls.

I mentioned in my previous recipe post that I’ve would be making meals that I know my husband wouldn’t like. First, it was a Cauliflower Mac ‘n’ Cheese. Now, I’ve basically created an Israel couscous dish that incorporated two of my favorite veggies: brussel sprouts and zucchini. 

Be forewarned. When I made this, I didn’t realize how much it would make. I just thought, oh, this looks like a good amount…. It worked out for me because I was able to eat for days with the leftovers! Just in case you didn’t want to be stuck eating the same meal over and over (if you’re solo like me!). I was able to change up the dish by adding some hot sauce to intensify the flavor or another time I drizzled some feta cheese for that tart kick. It’s really easy to make it your own too. If you don’t like brussel sprouts and/or zucchini, you can just switch out for your fav veggies.


Israeli Couscous With Brussel Sprouts and Zucchini
It's an easy and tasty vegetarian dish to put together!
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
  1. 1 1/4 cups Israeli couscous
  2. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  3. 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  4. 1 tablespoon dried thyme and/or rosemary (which ever you prefer)
  5. 3 garlic cloves minced
  6. 1 onion chopped
  7. About 4 1/2 cups of brussel sprouts, cut in fourths
  8. 1 large zucchini or 2 small, chopped
  1. Cook 1 1/4 cups of couscous per the box directions (with water).
  2. In the meantime, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add onion and garlic for about 2 minutes.
  4. Then include brussel sprouts, zuchhini, spices and lemon juice till cooked.
  5. Once veggies are cooked to your liking, add couscous and add the rest of the olive oil and mix through.
  6. Salt and pepper to taste.
  1. Be ambitious and try out other veggies!
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