An Easy Couscous Pizza Base with Sardines and Tomatoes – Sierra Leone Flavours

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 I love making my own pizza dough. Especially with all that measuring out,  mixing and kneading along with the minichefs. But sometimes, especially after a long hard day at work, I just need quick and easy. So the Sierra Leonean in me came up with this easy couscous pizza dough.

When I say easy, I really do mean easy. As in mix the couscous with some boiled water and let stand. Then add in an egg, some chopped herbs and cheese, spread out on a baking tray and bake for 15 mins. And pizza base ‘done done’ as we would say back home.

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But wait why stop there. Now topped with the even easier sardine fillets, fresh cherry tomatoes and olives, and five minutes later – there is supper. Or add anything else instead – maybe some left over roasted vegetables or sweetcorn (Mum always makes sure there is some maize growing in our compound) – basically any comfort food that is quick and easy.

Other recipe you migth like with a pizza include tomato and courgette chutney from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary and halloumi burrito from Foodie Quine.

Here is how to make a couscous pizza base all topped with some sardines, tomatoes and olives. Easy peasey.

Pizza dough recipe.

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An Easy Couscous Pizza Base with Sardines and Tomatoes - Sierra Leone Flavours

Cook Time22 minutes
Total Time22 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: Sierra Leone
Servings: 1
Author: Bintu Hardy


  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped herbs
  • 6 tbsp Parmesan
  • Salt
  • 12 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 12 olives
  • A handful of rocket (arugula) and shredded sorrel leaves to top.


  • Heat oven to fan assisted 170C / 190C / 375F / gas 5.
  • Measure couscous into a heatproof bowl, pour in the hot water, mix well and let stand for 10 mins.
  • Stir in egg, herbs, Parmesan and salt until well combined.
  • Transfer couscous pizza dough unto a lined baking tray, spread out and shape into a pizza using the back of a spoon.
  • Bake pizza dough for about 15 mins until set and a little crispy on the edges.
  • Remove pizza base from the oven and scatter on the mozzarella, and then the sardines, tomatoes and olives and bake for a further 7 mins.
  • Remove the pizza from the oven and top with rocket and shredded sorrel leaves before eating.
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  1. 5 stars
    I love when I think I’ve had an original dinner idea, and come to find out someone’s already done it. It means we’re not alone in seeking the flavor of life. Stay healthy.

  2. I’ve never seen a couscous pizza base before, but it sooo makes sense! Love the delicious toppings you’ve chosen, too … I love sardines (I’ll never forget having them by the sea in Portugal once … mmm!)