Golden Overnight Couscous

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I asked on Instagram what kind of flavours you wanted for overnight oats. There were the expected: chocolate, coconut, almond, berry, etc. but there was an overwhelming number of people who requested a savoury flavour.

Challenge accepted.

We also wanted to make an overnight breakfast recipe that didn't use oats per se (although you can if you'd like). Uncooked quinoa was a disaster, and we didn't want to have to cook rice or quinoa before using it in an overnight recipe. In came the couscous. It was the perfect base for our turmeric and tahini flavourings.

So this recipe is for those who prefer their breakfast on the savoury side. You can definitely sweeten this up with some agave syrup, berries, or cinnamon too if you'd like.



Golden Overnight Couscous

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▸ ▹ Vegan, nut-free, soy-free

Yield: 1 serving Prep Time: 5 min Refrigeration Time: 6 - 8 hours


¾ cup (190 mL) plant-based milk*

¼ cup (38 g) uncooked couscous

2 Tbsp (30 ml) tahini

½ tsp orange zest

¼ tsp turmeric powder

Optional toppings

Chopped pistachios

Pomegranate seeds

Fresh mint

Coconut flakes

Orange zest


  1. Combine all ingredients together in a mason jar or air-tight container and let sit overnight in the fridge.

  2. The next morning, top with desired toppings and enjoy!


  1. *Nutrition tip: try to use a plant-based milk that is fortified with calcium (offers approximately 120 mg calcium per 100 mL serving).For more information on calcium, check out our post.

  2. Storage: keep in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.


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❤ Sadia

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