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Israeli Couscous Stuffed Grilled Peaches

Israeli Couscous Stuffed Peaches

I love me some couscous. Just this year I finally tried Israeli style couscous which is a more pearl like pasta unlike the very grainy (and as my husband would say, sand like) pasta. I’ve been cooking with it more and more and thankfully, my husband loves the thicker version. During one of my trips to World Market I stumbled across a couscous medley. This medley has Israeli-style couscous, orzo, peas and lentils. A little more extra jazz than your traditional couscous. How I thought of making this recipe is still beyond me. I knew I wanted couscous the night I was planning to do some recipe developing, and I knew I wanted to have peaches in it.

Israeli Couscous Stuffed Grilled Peaches

As I grilled chicken that had been marinated in peach purée, I added a few peaches to the grill. In my mind I was going to chop the grilled peaches and toss them into the couscous. However, once I started making this couscous medley I soon realized that tossing was out of the question! That’s when I thought to stuff them or in this case place them on top of the peach. The flavors married together so well; the sweet and savory mix was out of this world delicious! This hot side dish could even be served cold for a picnic!

Israeli Couscous stuffed grilled peaches

Source: Katie Original Recipe

Israeli Couscous Stuffed Grilled Peaches

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4


  • 4 peaches, halved and pitted
  • 1-3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-1/4 cup Coucous Medley
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped spinach
  • 8 basil leaves, chopped
  • 3 tbsp green onion diced


  1. Preheat grill to high. Place halved peaches on hot grill flesh side down. Cook for 5-10 minutes or until grill marks appear on peaches.
  2. Using a large pot bring 1-3/4 cups chicken broth to a boil.Then add olive oil and couscous medley. Stir well and cook on low for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir. Add diced red bell pepper, chopped spinach, green onions, and basil. Place lid on pot and set aside off the heat for another 5 minutes.
  3. When couscous medley is done begin to plate your side dish. Place a large scoop of couscous medley on top of the flesh of one peach. Repeat until all of your peaches have been "filled".


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13 Responses to “Israeli Couscous Stuffed Grilled Peaches”

  1. Shaina posted on August 3, 2012 at 8:20 am (#)

    I absolutely loveeeee couscous, and peaches, and everything about this recipe. you’re the best!

  2. linda reynolds posted on August 3, 2012 at 8:40 am (#)

    Looks yummy and easy to make. nice marriage of savory and sweet. lovely pics.

  3. danielle posted on August 3, 2012 at 10:36 am (#)

    I love Israeli couscous – we actually had some last night. I love the idea of combining with peaches.

  4. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction posted on August 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm (#)

    I love these flavor combinations! I need to try this soon!

  5. Suzanne posted on August 4, 2012 at 9:41 am (#)

    Did you declare it Peach Week without telling us? All these peach recipes look great, especially this one because I love Israeli couscous as well.

    • Katie replied on August 6th, 2012 at 6:54 am

      Suzanne, I know I should have declared it peach week… these were all the recipes I tried when I had the boxes of peaches!

  6. Mommynamedapril posted on August 5, 2012 at 11:33 am (#)

    I can’t keep up with you! How often are you posting?! Your pictures are just gorgeous. I’ve never considered peach as a savory!

    • Katie replied on August 6th, 2012 at 6:55 am

      Thanks April. I try to post Monday, Wednesday, Fridays. Definitely give this savory/sweet side dish a try… you will instantly fall in love!

  7. Laurie {Simply Scratch} posted on August 6, 2012 at 7:57 am (#)

    Ohhhhh wowzah! These sound amazing!

    • Katie replied on August 6th, 2012 at 7:58 am

      Thanks Laurie–they are pretty stellar if I do say so myself!

  8. amy @ fearless homemaker posted on August 6, 2012 at 9:28 am (#)

    These look amazing! I absolutely love israeli couscous AND I love grilled peaches – I’ve never thought of putting them together, but it sounds (+ looks) like it would be wonderful. Awesome idea + fantastic pictures, katie!

    • Katie replied on August 6th, 2012 at 10:23 am

      Thanks Amy! Great twist on the sweet and savory combo!

  9. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles posted on August 6, 2012 at 10:52 pm (#)

    What a lovely meal – bet it tastes fantastic! We’ve grilled more peaches than ever this summer, so delicious!

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