Zucchini and shrimps cous cous

Zucchini and shrimps cous cous
  • Difficulty;
    Very easy
  • Preparation time
    10 minutes
  • Cooking time
    30 minutes
  • Portions
  • Baking tin size
    Baking tin size
    No baking trays
  • Diet recipe
  • Vegan recipe
  • Vegetarian recipe
  • Without eggs
    No eggs
  • Without cooking
    No cook


Zucchini and shrimps cous cousAn ideal first course for the summer season, so fast, delicious and you can serve it warm or cold. That's zucchini and shrimps cous cous!

In a few minutes you can realize a complete and easy main course, a cous cous with zucchini, shrimps and cherry tomatoes. A dish that can be suitable to diffrent situations, adding other ingredients (octopus, carrots, corn, mushroom...), and type of cooking (fried, steamed, raw). For example try to vary the recipe steaming all ingredients or grill them without oil, you will get a wonderful light version!

If you don't like shrimps or you are vegetarian or vegan, it's possible change this ingredients with steamed borlotti beans and fried quickly in a pan with a little bit of oil!!!


  • 9,9 oz (280 g) of cous cous (2,5 oz (70 g) by portion)
  • A big zucchini
  • 8,8 oz (250 g) frozen shrimps
  • 1 onion
  • Some basil leaves (or frozen basil already chopped)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • About 12 cherry tomatoes
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Boil 280 ml of water and salt. Pour the cous cous, adding 4 spoonfuls of oil and put out the fire.
  2. Boiling water in wok Cous cous in the water with oil
  3. Mix well the cous cous, wait a minute until water is assorbed and shell with a fork or spoon.
  4. Shelling cous cous in a wok Shelled cous cous in a wok
  5. Finally chop the onion and cut the zucchini into thin slices.
  6. Finely chopped onion Cut zucchini into thin slices
  7. In a big pan fry the onion and join the zucchini, add salt and pepper.
  8. Onion in a pan with a little bit of oil Zucchini into rounds with onion in a pan
  9. In the meantime put shrimps in a boiling water for a few minutes, strain them and join them to the pan with onion and zucchini.
  10. Frozen shrimps in a boiling water Shrimps joined in the pan with other ingredients
  11. Put on the fire for a few minutes so that everything is well cooked.
  12. Cooking ingredients Cous Cous well cooked dressing
  13. In the meantime wash and cut cherry tomatoes and chop finely the basil leaves.
  14. Cherry tomatoes cut into four Cut basil finely
  15. At the end of cooking join the dressing to cous cous, mix, complete with a little bit of oil and serve.
  16. Cooked dressing and cherry tomatoes joined to cous cous Ready cous cous with shrimps, cherry tomatoes and zucchini