Couscous is a traditional dish of North Africa (Algeria, Morrocco, Tunisia) and has become increasingly consumed around the world. It is made from 100% natural durum wheat semolina and makes a perfect substitute for rice, pasta, or potatoes. It can be eaten for lunch or dinner, hot or cold, served as a main dish, an appetizer, or even as a side salad. If you are looking for a grain product with a good source of plant-based protein, couscous has 6g of protein for every cup of dry couscous! Couscous is also a great source of selenium, which is a powerful antioxidant that may help repair damaged cells and decrease inflammation. It may also play a protective role for the thyroid gland and lower risk of heart disease through reduced inflammation. If you’re looking for an easy-to-prepare grain product, it only takes 30 min to make this salad! The salad can even be made a few days ahead, as long as you take it out and let it sit at room temperature for 30 min and add fresh herbs right before serving it. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days in an airtight container. Enjoy this as a main course, a side, or an appetizer!
Link to reference recipe : https://www.thekitchn.com/israeli-couscous-22925259