Admit it: You’re mostly familiar with instant couscous from a box (the five-minute one is a savior), but the truth is that couscous is just as easy to whip up from scratch, and can complement almost any meal. Stuff it in a chicken, throw it on a salad or swap it in for rice—it’s delicious, easy and quick with these 18 recipes.

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Moroccan Couscous-Stuffed Cornish Hens

Bet you’ve never tried this for dinner.

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Melon Couscous Salad with Avocado, Grapes and Mint

Get those greens.

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Za’atar and Goat Cheese Couscous Fritters

We’d never pass up cheese.

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Broccoli Couscous with Salmon Ceviche

Psst: There’s no actual “cooking” involved.

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Mixed Berry Breakfast Couscous

Hey, give it a try.

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Ground Lamb Couscous

Best of all, you only need one pot.

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Grilled Pesto Chicken Couscous Bowls

Couscous + pesto = magical.

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Arugula Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

No more boring old salad.

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Couscous Stuffed Gem Squash with Roasted Chickpeas

We love these cute little portions.

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Hawaiian-Style Couscous

All the pizza flavors, none of the guilt.

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Mexican Couscous Bowl

Adios, rice.

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Pink Couscous

The secret to this gorgeous color? Beets.

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Butternut Beef Stew with Pearl Couscous

Eat your heart out, Campbell’s.

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Couscous Burger with Garlic Coconut Sauce

We’re in love.

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15-Minute Mediterranean Couscous

Someone said cooking was hard?

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Couscous Shakshuka

Brunch just got more interesting.

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Red Pepper Carrot Soup with Couscous

The bold and the beautiful.

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