Add Extra Flavor to Your Grains By Drizzling Infused Olive Oil Over Cooked Couscous or Bulgur

Infused oil can be used to enhance the flavor of your dishes. Its versatility makes it easy to pair with a wide variety of ingredients. One combination that should not be missed is drizzling olive oil infused with herbs over cooked couscous and bulgur.

This blog will explore the magic created when infused oil meets these hearty grain, creating a delicious and flavorful experience. Unlock the potential of infused oil to elevate your couscous or bulgur dishes.

The Perfect Drizzle

  1. Choose the Right Infused Oil: Infused oils come in many flavors, from citrus and chili to garlic and herb. Consider flavors that will enhance and complement the dish when choosing an infused oil to drizzle on cooked couscous, bulgur or rice. For example, a basil-infused olive oil adds a fragrant and herbaceous aroma, while a lemon-infused oil adds a bright, refreshing note.

  2. Cooked Couscous - Couscous absorbs flavors well. Once your couscous has been cooked and fluffed up, drizzle generous amounts of infused oil over the grains. Gently toss your couscous so that the oil is evenly spread. The infused oil adds another layer of complexity to a simple couscous recipe, turning it into a culinary delight.

  3. Bulgur with a nutty flavor is the perfect canvas for infused oil. Allow the bulgur to cool down a little after cooking before adding the infused olive oil. As you toss bulgur, it absorbs the flavors and enhances the overall taste.

Innovative Ideas to Explore

  1. Mediterranean Medley: To get a taste of Mediterranean cuisine, drizzle garlic-infused olive oils over cooked couscous and bulgur. Sprinkle chopped fresh herbs such as parsley, mint or cilantro. This combination adds a burst to the grains and gives them a depth of flavor. It is ideally suited as a side dish with roasted meats or vegetables.

  2. Spicy Sensation - Give your couscous and bulgur a spicy kick with a chili-infused oil. The subtle heat of the infused olive oil adds a delicious zing to the grains. Add crushed red pepper flakes or diced jalapenos to increase the heat. This fiery mixture pairs well with grilled chicken or shrimp for a bold, flavorful meal.

  3. Citrus Delight - Explore the vibrant flavors by drizzling citrus-infused olive oil over cooked couscous and bulgur. Oils infused with grapefruit, orange or lemon give the grains a refreshing tang. Add toasted almonds and crumbled cheese to a delicious and refreshing salad.


Infused olive oils are a great way to take your couscous or bulgur dishes to the next level. By drizzling infused olive oil over the cooked grains you can unlock a world full of flavors.

You can enhance your couscous and bulgur with infused olive oils that have citrus notes, herbs, or a spicy kick.