This recipe is a nice and light side to lamb, chicken, or fish. It's easy to make and tastes great hot or cold!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring the water, olive oil, and salt to a boil in a saucepan. Pour in the couscous, cover, and immediately remove from heat. Let sit covered 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Stir in the, artichoke hearts, tomato, parsley, feta cheese, and lemon juice. Season with black pepper.

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Nutrition Facts

394 calories; protein 14.9g 30% DV; carbohydrates 68.5g 22% DV; fat 6.6g 10% DV; cholesterol 11.1mg 4% DV; sodium 1038.8mg 42% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (17)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2009
I love the idea of this dish, it just needed a little tweaking. I sauteed some onion and garlic in the olive oil before adding chicken broth (instead of water). This adds a lot more flavor. I used whole wheat coucous and spinach instead of parsley for more nutrition. The end result was great! I love the texture of couscous and the artichoke, tomatoes, feta and lemon juice are all great flavors together. I recommend this dish as a healthy and delicious side dish! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/21/2009
didn't like it at all. sorry. but then again it was my first time eating couscous and also artichoke. just wasn't my cup of tea. the colors were gorgeous though. Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2009
I love the idea of this dish, it just needed a little tweaking. I sauteed some onion and garlic in the olive oil before adding chicken broth (instead of water). This adds a lot more flavor. I used whole wheat coucous and spinach instead of parsley for more nutrition. The end result was great! I love the texture of couscous and the artichoke, tomatoes, feta and lemon juice are all great flavors together. I recommend this dish as a healthy and delicious side dish! Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2009
I changed the recipe a little. I cooked some fresh garlic and a tiny bit of onions in the oil first and then added chicken broth instead of water. I also forgot the lemon juice and had no feta cheese so I put some Parmesan cheese in it instead...I know a lot of changes but it was really good. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2009
As is didn't pack as much flavor as I liked so I whipped up some balsamic vinaigrette and sliced some black olives.. YUM! Good cold warmed up works great with Chicken and fish as a side.. or just all by itself! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2013
Super easy and very flavorful using others suggestions of adding olives & onion. Yummy will make ths gain for sure Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/21/2009
didn't like it at all. sorry. but then again it was my first time eating couscous and also artichoke. just wasn't my cup of tea. the colors were gorgeous though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2012
Yes! Next time I'm going to have it sitting next to a fat piece of salmon. I added a vegetable bullion cube to the water as it boiled. I did what some others suggested– grilled a little bit of onion and garlic prior. Substituted parsley for spinach (it's what I had). Everything else was the same. thanks! can't wait for the leftovers for tomorrow's lunch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2019
Absolutely delicious! After reading other reviews I first sautéed half an onion garlic and sweet peppers in the olive oil. I then added chopped fresh spinach for about 30 seconds before adding the chicken broth I was using in place of water. I cooked pearl couscous in the mixture then when it was done I mixed in the tomato artichoke hearts feta cheese and lemon juice. Served alongside a falafel veggie patty. Everyone loved it! I will be serving this on a regular basis from now on! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2012
This was amazing!!! So crazy delicious!!! I took the suggestions of others: I sauteed garlic and onions in the olive oil first and then cooked the couscous in chicken broth instead of water. Also I did not have any parsley so I added chopped scallions instead. I have always liked couscous but this took it to a whole other level! Every last bit was gobbled up by my family and they asked if I would make it again tomorrow night! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2014
Made a few changes in accordance with some reviewers' suggestions and in terms of what I had in the pantry. Sauteed onions & garlic together in olive oil with finely chopped green pepper (instead of parsley). Used veggie broth instead of water. Added one chopped roasted red pepper to add more color. When leaving the couscous to soak I forgot to turn off the burner:( but fortunately caught it when it was just beginning to stick. I added a little water and left it a few minutes - it had come unstuck and was fine! To make this a full meal I added a well-drained can of tuna. We both enjoyed it for a light tasty lunch. Read More
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