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Cajun Couscous

Cajun Couscous is fun side dish packed with affordable veggies with little time investment. Bring some heat to your winter with this light grain and veggie side!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Creole
Servings: 4


  • 2 tablespoon Canola Oil
  • 1/2 cup onion finely diced
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper finely diced
  • 1/4 cup celery finely diced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup dry Couscous
  • 1 tablespoon Canola Oil to fluff


  • In medium sized skillet, heat Canola oil. Add diced veggies and let sweat until tender and fragrant (about 5 minutes).
  • Add spices to veggies and toast spices for 30 seconds, stirring frequently as not to burn the spices. Increase heat to high and add water. Bring to a boil.
  • Once water, veggie and spice mixture has been brought to a boil, remove from heat and add Couscous. Cover and leave mixture for 5 minutes.
  • Fluff finished Couscous with fork and Canola Oil. Serve immediately.