What is Couscous?

Couscous is a coarsely ground pasta made from semolina, a type of wheat.  A staple of the North African countries, couscous comes in instant and non-instant varieties.


Like pastas, couscous is made from semolina flour, but rather than mixing the semolina with a prescribed amount of water and/or egg into dough, couscous is made by rubbing the semolina between moistened hands until the flour combines with just enough water to form hundreds of tiny grains. Couscous is super quick to cook and adds wonderful texture to salads and roasted vegetables, meat and fish.