Instant Pot Couscous

Are you looking for a quick, rich, and highly delicious vegetarian dish? Don't panic! Here you will find an easy way to prepare a vegetarian dish, Instant Pot Couscous, with a few simple ingredients in no time just using one pot.

To obtain a different aroma in your couscous, try to use vegetable broth instead of water, or add some fresh herbs to the water.

For the main vegan dish, try out this Instant Pot Steamed Dumplings.

Why This Recipe Works 

Instant Pot Couscous is a simple side dish that you can prepare in a flash with affordable ingredients. It works like other grains which you can use from breakfast bowls to family-friendly dinners.

This recipe is full of flavors and adaptable. You can adjust the flavor to suit your buds.

Using vegetable broth makes the aroma of couscous more distinctive which makes the recipe more catchy.

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Recipe Ingredients

Couscous- Healthy and highly rich in nutrients that has a nuttier flavor and chewer texture.

Cherry Tomatoes- Slightly tart, juicy, and sour which give a unique taste to the recipe.

Onion- Used in the base of most of the recipes. Onions add to the overall taste and texture of the dish.

Vegetable Broth- It imparts a unique aroma to the recipe.

Coriander Sprigs- A good source of fibers, used for flavoring food.

How to make

Get all the ingredients together:

Cut Cherry Tomatoes into pieces:

Take 1 cucumber and cut it into pieces:

Chop Coriander sprigs:

Chop ¼ of an onion into pieces:

Add 1 tablespoon of Vegan Butter and ½ cup of Vegetable Broth into the instant pot:

Put 1 cup Couscous into the instant pot and cook at high pressure for 1-minute:

Take out the couscous in a pot and add one tablespoon of salt:

Add chopped onion to it:

Add pieces of cucumber to it:

Add Cut cherry tomatoes to it:

Add pieces of coriander sprigs:

Finally, your recipe is ready to serve:

How to Serve

Your Instant Pot Couscous recipe is ready to serve. Garnish it with vegan feta cheese and enjoy. It is a perfect side dish and can be used instead of others meals. You can also serve it as a main dish for a meatless Monday dinner which is totally vegetarian and healthy.


Can I double the quantity of couscous?

Yes, you can prepare it with any quantity of couscous as you wish.

Can I store cooked couscous?

Yes, you can store it in a refrigerator and it lasts up to 3 days.

How to reheat the store-cooked couscous?

You can reheat it in the microwave oven or it can be eaten cold too.

Can I use vegetable broth instead of water?

Yes, you can use vegetable broth instead of water. It gives a unique aroma to couscous.

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Instant Pot Couscous

This recipe talks about another delicious vegetarian dish, Instant Pot Couscous. It is a very simple and highly flavored dish and can make within a flash of time. Decorate your table with this simple recipe.
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Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: couscous
Author: Corrie


  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes chopped
  • 1 Cucumber cut
  • ¼ onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Butter Vegan
  • ½ cup Broth vegetable
  • 1 cup Couscous
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Black Pepper
  • ¼ tablespoon Feta Cheese vegan


  • Add butter, vegetable broth, and couscous to the instant pot and cook at high pressure for 1-minute.
  • Take out couscous in a bowl and add salt and spices.
  • add chopped onion, cucumber, tomatoes, coriander sprig, and feta cheese to it.
  • Mix it well and enjoy your recipe;)


Calories: 857kcal Carbohydrates: 154g Protein: 27g Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 8g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 34mg Sodium: 7627mg Potassium: 1147mg Fiber: 14g Sugar: 10g Vitamin A: 1596IU Vitamin C: 46mg Calcium: 161mg Iron: 4mg


  • Remove seeds from the cucumber for a better taste.
  • If you want a vegan recipe, use vegan butter.
  • For better and delicious taste use vegetable broth instead of water.
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