Couscous with Lime and Cumin Dressing – Super Easy and Quick to Make

What you’ll need:

Lifesmart Couscous – ½ cup

2 limes, juiced

Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Less than ¼ cup

Cumin –  A few shakes

Celery – 1 or 2 stalks

½ Bell Pepper

Red Onion – ¼ of a small to medium onion


  • Use a kettle to boil water, or bring just over a ½ cup of water to a boil on the stovetop. Feel free to use vegetable or chicken broth instead.
  • Pour the ½ cup of dry couscous into a pot.
  • Measure out a ½ cup of the boiled water and pour it evenly over the dry couscous, cover, and let sit for 5minutes.
  • During this time, finely chop up your celery, onion, and bell pepper.
  • After 5 minutes, remove the lid and fluff with a fork.


  • Pour just less than a ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil into a measuring cup.
  • Squeeze the juice of 2 limes into the measuring cup and give it a stir.
  • Add a few shakes of cumin (and a little cracked pepper and sea salt if you like).

Put It Together:

  • Add your veggies to the couscous.
  • Drizzle the dressing on top and mix it together.

Thats it! This will be enough for a 2-4 servings, but feel free to play with the measurements depending on your taste and needs. I keep the dressing to a minimal with this recipe so it stays very light and refreshing, as it compliments the nutty flavor of the couscous nicely.

Couscous 1

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