My Favourite 10 Minute Cous Cous Recipe

Now when we’re all shattered the last thing we really want to do is spend an hour in the kitchen cooking dinner, we want something that is quick, is easy and is beyond delicious! This is actually one of my favourite meals, and I tend to make this as a smaller portion for lunch! If you’re looking to meal prep it for during the week, then honestly it is so easy to do, I’m pretty sure anyone could do it! So are you ready to find out how to make this beyond delicious recipe? Let’s go!


This recipe will make enough for 2 people for dinner, however you can bulk it out with a variety of vegetables etc.

  • 2 cup cous cous
  • 1 cup vegetable broth or a stock cube if you have that in the cupboard
  • 1 tin of cherry tomatoes
  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 pepper
  • 3 kale leaves (they’re normally pretty big leaves)
  • 6 baby cornlettes
  • I used vegan quorn pieces but you use tofu, beans, lentils, or anything like that!
  • 8 baby mushrooms
  • Salt, pepper and paprika to  taste.


  1. Measure out the cous cous and pour into a bowl.
  2. Boil a kettle and measure out the vegetable broth powder – I use Marigold Swiss Boullion powder as it is perfect!
  3. Mix together and pour over the dried cous cous and set aside.
  4. In a pan add the pepper, kale leaves, baby cornlettes, mushrooms and quorn pieces and allow to cook slowly. Salt, pepper and paprika as necessary.
  5. Once the kale has started to wilt add in the tinned tomatoes. After this it should take around 5 minutes to cook on a medium heat.
  6. Fluff your cous cous so it doesn’t look so stuck together and add the vegetables and voila!

A delicious meal that is ridiculously filling and full of flavour! I didn’t have a lot of the tomato juice on my cous cous as I don’t want it too much this time, but you can use some of the tinned tomato juice that comes with the tomatoes if you like it!

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  1. 14/01/2018 / 12:53 pm

    This looks delicious! I’m definitely going to give it a try 🙂

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      15/01/2018 / 11:11 am

      Let me know what you think my darling!xxxx

  2. 14/01/2018 / 12:54 pm

    This looks incredible Amie, I’m definitely going to try this for a quick dinner this week! xo

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      15/01/2018 / 11:12 am

      It’s so easy to make! Let me know what you think my darling! xxxx

  3. 14/01/2018 / 1:55 pm

    I’m not a massive cous cous fan but these look delicious! Perfect for January when you have to try to eat healthier!

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      15/01/2018 / 11:14 am

      This is so yummy, you don’t have to do with cous cous, or you can do it with rice, or pasta, whichever you prefer to be honest! xxxx

  4. 14/01/2018 / 5:42 pm

    This actually sounds delicious and something that I would actually quite like, I’ve bookmarked! 🙂 xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

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      15/01/2018 / 11:15 am

      Let me know what you think my lovely! xxxx

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      15/01/2018 / 11:18 am

      Of course I would my love! It is such an easy recipe, and I love it because it is full of flavour! xxxx

  5. 15/01/2018 / 11:03 am

    I bloody love cous cous but I’ve never made my own and some of the packet ones can be a bit sickly, depending on the flavour. This sounds lovely and super easy! xxx

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      15/01/2018 / 11:19 am

      I always struggle with the packet ones, I’ve tried them and they always seem a little much, but if you make it from scratch it makes it much easier! Let me know if you try it angel! xxxx

  6. Sarah
    16/01/2018 / 3:31 pm

    Oh this sounds so yummy! I never really cook with cous cous because I can never make it taste good, it’s always so boring! Definitely going to try this though, sounds delicious.

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      17/01/2018 / 9:10 am

      I know what you mean, if you add vegetable broth to it while it cooks it gives it such an amazing flavour! xxxx

  7. Kayleigh Zara
    16/01/2018 / 11:16 pm

    I love how quick this recipe is! I might have to make it for a lunch at university as it would be ideal x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿

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      17/01/2018 / 9:11 am

      It would be amazing for that! It is so filling and will keep you going all day! Let me know if you try it angel xxxx

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      18/01/2018 / 4:22 pm

      Let me know how you get on with it darling, I hope you enjoy it! xxxx

  8. 18/01/2018 / 9:09 pm

    Looks really yummy! I’ll have to see if I can do that with gluten free couscous! I also love how many veggies and mushrooms you added. Perfect idea for an easy dinner!

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      19/01/2018 / 10:53 am

      It’s such an easy dinner, I think you can get gluten free cous cous! If you can’t you can always do it with something different! Let me know if you try it angel! xxxx

  9. 27/01/2018 / 7:34 pm

    This sounds so delicious – I’m adding it to my easy dinner list for during the working week! 🙂

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      28/01/2018 / 12:02 pm

      Let me know what you think when you try it angel! xxxx

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