Grilled Garlic Artichoke With Couscous

Grilled Garlic Artichoke With Couscous

I was craving garlic and artichokes this week and decided to whip up this number for dinner. For an added boost of flavor, I decided to grill the artichokes. Throw in some colorful bell peppers and onion and it's complete. It turned out so delicious, I know I will be making this often now.

I make a lot of quinoa for dinner but I thought couscous would be so fitting here and it was so delicious. I absolutely love couscous for its texture. All the colors together turned out beautifully as well.

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Grilled Garlic Artichoke With Couscous

Tender, colorful veggies go beautifully with the aromatic and deep flavor of the grilled artichokes. Placing them over a hearty bed of couscous makes the perfect, filling meal.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes



  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup couscous


  • 1/2 red bell pepper and 1/2 of a green bell pepper cut in strips I used both for color, but 1 is fine
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup of water + 2 tablespoons separated
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt + 1/4 teaspoon separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 16 oz bag of frozen artichoke quarters


  1. Prepare the couscous first. Add the first 4 ingredients into a small pot and bring to a boil. Add the couscous, stir, turn off the heat and cover. Let sit for 5 minutes and then fluff with a fork.
  2. Next, chop up all the vegetables and thaw the artichokes in a microwave if they are still frozen. You will need two pans, a large sauté pan and a grill pan. You will cook them both at the same time with the vegetables in the sauté pan and the artichokes in the grill pan.
  3. Add 1/4 cup of water in the sauté pan and turn to medium heat. Add all the vegetables, except the garlic, and the 3/4 teaspoon of salt and remaining spices. Cook the vegetables for about 5 minutes and then add the garlic. Make sure to stir often so they don’t burn. Add more water if needed. Cook until all the vegetables are tender, just a couple more minutes.
  4. Add the lemon juice. Bring back to a boil and cook for another minute or two until the sauce thickens, stirring frequently.
  5. While the vegetables are cooking, heat up the grill pan over medium high with 2 tbsp water and add the artichokes. Season with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir occasionally cooking the artichokes on each side until golden brown. Now add the artichokes to the vegetable mixture and stir.
  6. Combine all the vegetables with the couscous in a large serving bowl and mix until well combined.

Recipe Notes

*Vegan, oil-free

*This recipe is from my original blog "The Healthy Flavor", so it is not 8 ingredients, but it is still fabulous, so I hope you enjoy it.



  1. Mmmmm... what's not to like about this? Sounds wonderful. Love that you didn't skimp on the veggies.
  2. Thank you so much Jenny and for visiting! I hope you'll try it or any of my recipes and enjoy them! :)
  3. Oh my gosh! YUM!! And look how beautiful!
  4. Thank you! It was delicious and yes, the colors really make it a beautiful dish. I always try to select my ingredients that will look beautiful on a plate, as well as taste great, since we eat with our eyes first! :)
  5. Oh that looks sensational! I am just at the beginning of my relationship with artichoke but so far it's going really well and I can't wait to try this. :-)
  6. Thank you Vegan Sparkles (I love your blog name btw!)! I hope you like it! I am in love with artichokes and grilling gives them the best flavor!! :)
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  8. I love all things artichoke...steamed artichokes, grilled artichokes, marinated artichoke fact, I don't think there's a single way I don't like them! I'm always looking to find a few Vegan recipes that really knock it out of the park, so I'll definitely have to give this a try.
    • Thank you so much!! I agree...I could live off artichokes...delicious...I grew up eating them so they've always been a favorite of mine! Hope you enjoy it :)
  9. Oops, ignore the above blank comment :) Anyway, just made this to have for lunch this week and it's amazing! I love artichokes! I added some tomatoes, spinach, and extra bell peppers since I needed to clear them out, and it's fabulous :) Great recipe, Brandi!
      Thank you so much Courtney for making it and I'm so happy you loved it! Your extra veggies sound so good with it!
  10. Oh my god! I just made it and it was SOO GOOD!! I didn't even have to add any salt, the broth was enough! I'll definitely add this to one of my regular meals!
      Yay!! Thank you so much Mirjam for the amazing feedback, I'm so glad you loved it so much!!

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