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couscous on a pink plate with lemons in back

Easy Lemon Herb Baby Couscous

Make this super easy baby couscous side dish to go with your main. It's quick, flavorful, and a great way to use up your herbs. It's the perfect no effort 15 minute side dish for fish, pork chops, and chicken.
Course side, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Rebecca


  • Measuring Cups
  • spoon
  • Small Saucepan with Lid


  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup couscous
  • ½ teaspoon chicken bouillon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves or other herbs (rosemary, dill, etc)


  • Bring ¾ cup water to a boil. Once water is at a rolling boil, turn off heat and remove pot from heat.
  • Add ½ c couscous, ½ teaspoon chicken bouillon, and ¼ teaspoon salt to boiling water. Stir and cover for 5 minutes. Chop 1-2 T of parsley leaves, set aside.
  • Remove lid and stir to fluff couscous. Once all water has been absorbed, add in parsley leaves and 1 T of lemon juice. Stir together and serve with your main dish immediately.


  • Don't have chicken bouillon, use ¾ c of chicken broth or stock instead of water and chicken bouillon.
  • Completely remove parsley leaves from stalks, they're tough and don't taste that great.
  • Add parsley slowly and taste if you're not sure how much parsley you'd like in it.
  • Serve with Instant Pot Fish