High Protein Couscous Recipe

High Protein Couscous

This recipe for high protein couscous is a super quick 10 mins recipe! Perfect for lunch, side dish or even for high protein meal prep! This recipe can be split into 4-5 servings which is perfect for meal prep or family dinner.

Couscous is already high in protein and easy to prepare. This recipe comes with extra protein ideas for your couscous including chickpeas, beans, pumpkin seeds as well as nutritious vegetables packed with flavour.

High Protein Couscous Recipe

Recipe for High Protein Couscous

This high protein couscous recipe is one of my favourite dishes to make!

I love the versatility of this high protein recipe – you have the soft and fluffiness of the couscous, with option for crunchy pumpkin seeds, chickpeas or beans, as well as juicy vegetables like red peppers and broccoli. This recipe can be modified based on the ingredients you have at home, as well as other high-protein ingredients you’d like to add.

I actually created this high protein couscous recipe for my list of vegan high-protein meal prep ideas which you might be interested in checking out 🙂

Couscous with protein chickpeas

Ingredients

  • Couscous
  • Garlic powder
  • Italian seasoning

    High Protein Ingredients to add:
  • Chickpeas, beans or lentils
  • Pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds and or nuts
  • Vegetables of choice (broccoli, artichoke hearts & red peppers)

    Sauce for couscous (optional):
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Maple syrup 

This recipe is soy-free and can be nut-free.

To make the recipe gluten-free, simply swap couscous with a gluten-free alternative such as quinoa.


Couscous with protein

How To Make Couscous (High Protein)

1. Start by boiling water. Then, in a large serving bowl, mix together dry couscous with garlic powder and Italian seasoning (seasoning adds more flavour).

2. Next, pour boiled water into couscous mixture, mix quickly and cover for at least 5 minutes. Set aside.

3. If you’d like a delicious sauce for your high-protein couscous, mix together red wine vinegar, olive oil and maple syrup in a small bowl. Highly recommend.

4.Wash and prepare your beans, chickpeas, seeds and vegetables you’d like to add to your couscous.

5. After 5 mins, uncover couscous and fluff with a fork. It should’ve almost doubled in size and should be fluffy and soft.

6. Now add all your prepared ingredients into the large bowl with couscous and mix well.

Tip: Serve warm or cold. Store in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.

High Protein Couscous

High Protein Couscous

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Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: couscous, high protein, meal prep
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 365kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Kettle or Microwave for boiling water
  • 1 Large Bowl
  • 1 Small bowl for the sauce (optional)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Couscous dry
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 cup Water boiled
  • 2 tbsp Pumpkin Seeds optional
  • 1.5 cups Chickpeas or beans
  • 1 can Artichoke hearts optional
  • 2 Roasted Red Peppers from jar, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup broccoli or cauliflower optional
  • Other high protein ingredients
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil for sauce (optional)
  • 3 tbsp Red Wine vinegar for sauce (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Maple Syrup for sauce (optional)

Instructions

  • Start by boiling water. Then, in a large serving bowl, mix together dry couscous with garlic powder and Italian seasoning (seasoning adds more flavour).
  • Next, pour boiled water into couscous mixture, mix quickly and cover for at least 5 minutes. Set aside.
  • If you'd like a delicious sauce for your high-protein couscous, mix together red wine vinegar, olive oil and maple syrup in a small bowl. Highly recommend.
  • Wash and prepare your beans, chickpeas, seeds and vegetables you'd like to add to your couscous.
  • After 5 mins, uncover couscous and fluff with a fork. It should’ve almost doubled in size and should be fluffy and soft.
  • Now add all your prepared ingredients into the large bowl with couscous and mix well.

Notes

Serve warm or cold. Store in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 490mg | Potassium: 374mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 3mg

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7 thoughts on “High Protein Couscous Recipe”

    1. Cheap Lazy Vegan

      5 stars
      Great to switch things up and keep them interesting! Thank you, David, so happy you are enjoying this!

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