Israeli Couscous with Pesto

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I have been trying new and different side dishes with my family. Earlier in the summer we had Israeli Couscous Caprese Salad and it was a big hit even with the younger crowd. This time around I decided to pair Pesto with the Israeli Couscous and again it was a big hit. I really liked this Israeli Couscous with Pesto for two reasons: It was quick, and it was easy! Okay three reasons, because it was really yummy too! If you find yourself short on time, you could make it with pre-made pesto or even jarred pesto. You could also make the couscous ahead of time and either warm it up or serve it cold. This dish can be served either way.

Israeli Couscous with Pesto

Israeli Couscous with Pesto


  • 2 c Israeli couscous
  • 1/4 c pesto (either homemade or store bought)
  • olive oil


  1. Add olive oil to a large pan, lightly toast couscous.
  2. Add in 2 cups of water a boil. Turn down heat and simmer for 10-12 minutes.
  3. Stir pesto into couscous and serve warm or chill and serve cold. Enjoy!

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