For this recipe I used a pearl couscous vs the regular couscous and I really liked it! The grain is a bit bigger and it kinda reminds me of pasta.

Bring a cup of water to a boil and stir in a cup of couscous, a bit of olive oil, and pinch of salt. Put a lid on your pot and bring the heat way down. Keep an eye on things, it should only take 5 minutes or so for your couscous to soften.

Next let’s slightly roast some zucchini.

Dice up a couple of zucchinis and drizzle them with olive oil. Don’t forget to season them with some salt and pepper and pop them under your broiler for just a few minutes.

Pesto time!

Start with three cups of fresh spinach in your food processor…

add a few cloves of garlic…

and a cup of raw walnuts.

Now add some fresh basil leaves…

P.S This basil is from our garden. It’s really my husbands garden, I just reap the benefits from it.

a little bit of salt and pepper…

and add about a half cup of olive oil while your food processor breaks everything down!

Yum! Fresh spinach is so dreamy.

Let’s put it all together!

Put your cooled couscous in a bowl…

and add your zucchini.

Now throw in some halved cherry tomatoes…

and your beautiful spinach pesto.

Give everything a good stir…

…and there you go. A perfect weekday lunch for yourself or you could invite a few girlfriends over and make it a party!

Who needs botox? We have spinach!



  • 1 cup pearl couscous
  • 2 diced zucchinis 3 cups fresh spinach
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 4-5 basil leaves
  • halved cherry tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • sat and pepper to taste

3 Responses to Spinach Pesto Couscous

  1. Looks too delicious. I’m detoxing…I should know better than reading your blog now!! Melissa, you have grown into an intuitive and beautiful cook. I am so proud of you!! TRYING THIS RECIPE AS OON AS I AM OUT OF DETOX!!! xoxox Janet

  2. Melissa says:

    Wow Janet thank you!

  3. I am a bit of a skincare fanatic myself. Thanks for this list of “go to” ingredients, plus a fantastic recipe! Yum!

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