Mediterranean chorizo couscous is a delicious quick healthy budget meal. You'll love the flavours of the smoky sweet lightly toasted couscous. It'll make your taste buds sing! 

Mediterranean Chorizo Couscous

Mediterranean chorizo couscous is a delicious quick healthy budget meal.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword chorizo couscous, couscous with chorizo
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 579kcal
Author Neil


  • 175 g Couscous
  • 300 ml hot stock Chicken or vegetable
  • 1 thumb sized piece of chorizo about 2 inches, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 8 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped basil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper


  • Preheat oven to 180 C
  • Place the couscous in a saucepan, add the hot stock and bring to the oil. then cover the saucepan, remove it from the heat and allow it to stand for 5 minutes then use a fork to fluff it up.
  • Whilst the couscous is cooking, gently heat a cast iron skillet frying pan until hot then add the chorizo stir-frying it to release its flavour and oil. Once the chorizo is crisp but not burnt, remove it with a slotted spoon and put it to the side leaving the oil in the pan.
  • Add the garlic, peppers and onion to the hot chorizo oil and stir-fry for 2 minutes or so then stir in the cherry tomatoes, basil and paprika
  • Then add the cooked couscous and cooked chorizo, mix everything together well and season to taste with the salt and pepper.
  • Place in preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  • Once cooked through remove from the oven and serve.


Calories: 579kcal | Carbohydrates: 86.7g | Protein: 24.5g | Fat: 14.5g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6.5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 606.5mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 8.4g | Sugar: 9.5g | Vitamin A: 900IU | Vitamin C: 184.8mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2.7mg