Grilled Onion Couscous

Grilled Onion Couscous

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Total: 22 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

Fluffy and light couscous is paired with minced grilled onions in this simple vegetarian side dish recipe.


  • 1 large red onion, cut into 1/2-inch-thick ring slices
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (10-ounce) box plain couscous (1-1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • Lime juice to taste


  1. Place a grill pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Brush the onion slices with olive oil, add few sprinkles of salt and pepper, and then place on the hot grill to cook for 6 minutes, flipping once halfway through the cooking time.
  3. Once the onions are cool enough to handle, chop into a fine dice and set aside. v
  4. Place the chicken broth and a few pinches of salt into a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  5. Once the mixture boils, remove the pan from the heat and immediately add the couscous and the onions. Stir to combine and then cover the pan and let stand for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove the pan cover, fluff the couscous mixture with a fork and then gently fold in the cilantro. Add some lime juice to taste and season with additional salt and pepper if needed. Serve immediately.


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