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Mushroom Couscous

This Mushroom Couscous is deliciously savory, but also has the bright flavors of fresh herbs and lemon. This recipe makes a great side dish or main course at any meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 302kcal


  • 3 tbsp. olive oi
  • 1 lb. mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup Moroccan couscous
  • 1 ½ cup vegetable broth
  • ¼ cup fresh dill, chopped
  • ½ tsp. lemon zest
  • ¼ tsp. salt or to taste
  • ¼ tsp. pepper or to taste


  • In a large skillet, cook the diced onion and mushrooms in olive oil, over medium heat, until all of the liquid has evaporated and the mushrooms have started to brown.
  • Remove half of the mushrooms from the skillet and reserve for later.
  • Add the garlic to the skillet and cook for 1 minute. Then add the couscous, salt, pepper, and veggie broth.
  • Bring the broth to a boil, cover it with a lid, and then turn off the heat. Let it rest for 5 minutes.
  • Open the lid and add the reserved mushrooms back in. Then add the fresh dill and lemon zest. Stir everything together well. Serve.



Pro Tips

  • Use Moroccan couscous. This recipe requires Moroccan couscous because they are much smaller than pearl couscous and cook a lot faster.
  • Reserve some of the mushrooms. Don't skip the step for reserving some of the mushrooms because they add a lot of flavor and body to this dish when they're added back in at the end. They also make it look prettier.
  • Add the dill and lemon zest last. Doing this when everything else is done cooking allows the flavors to stay fresh and strong, and also keeps their colors bright.

Add-ins and Substitutions

  • Add white wine. For added flavor, you could add a splash of white wine to this couscous. The alcohol will cook off, but the flavor remains.
  • Substitute herbs. While I like this dish with fresh dill, you could also use Italian seasoning, parsley, basil, or any other fresh herb that you enjoy.
  • Add other vegetables. Spinach, tomatoes, and peas are just some of the options you could try in this Mushroom Couscous.


Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 485mg | Potassium: 491mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 417IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg