Refreshing side dish for warm months. To make this vegan, use vegetable broth!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
3
Yield:
3 servings
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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan, reduce heat to medium-low, and stir in the savory, parsley, red pepper flakes, and chicken bouillon granules until the granules dissolve. Pour in the couscous, stir to combine, and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Cover and remove from heat. Let cool. Drain off any excess liquid remaining.

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  • Place the cooled couscous in a salad bowl, and lightly combine with lemon zest, almonds, celery, onion, tomato, and olive oil. Season to taste with salt and black pepper before refrigerating until cold, at least 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

266 calories; protein 7.9g 16% DV; carbohydrates 27g 9% DV; fat 14.3g 22% DV; cholesterol 0.3mg; sodium 400.6mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (20)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2011
Wow this is FABULOUS! I've had this recipe sitting around for a while because I had difficulty finding savory (finally located it at Fresh Market). First time ever cooking pearl (Israeli) couscous which is totally different from regular couscous. Even my DH who's not a couscous lover liked this. I was a little concerned that 1/2 cup almonds was going to be too much but I was wrong. The flavors really develop after chilling so allow time for that. Please do yourself a favor and don't change anything the first time you make this because IMO this recipe is perfect the way it's written. This is going into my Favorites folder. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2013
Yummy!!!! Read More
(2)
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2011
Wow this is FABULOUS! I've had this recipe sitting around for a while because I had difficulty finding savory (finally located it at Fresh Market). First time ever cooking pearl (Israeli) couscous which is totally different from regular couscous. Even my DH who's not a couscous lover liked this. I was a little concerned that 1/2 cup almonds was going to be too much but I was wrong. The flavors really develop after chilling so allow time for that. Please do yourself a favor and don't change anything the first time you make this because IMO this recipe is perfect the way it's written. This is going into my Favorites folder. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2012
Fantastic! This is such an unexpected, intriguing, and delicious blend of flavors and textures. I doubled this recipe and served it to 4.5 people (grandmother's a light eater) alongside grilled swordfish steaks and zucchini/summer squash -- so good on a warm evening! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2011
This is a great recipe! I accidently misread it and added in the celery onions while the couscous was cooking but it ended up great! The onions were sauteed with red peppers and the inside of a squash (left over veggies). Turned out great def recommend! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2012
Absolutely one of the best sides I've ever had. I can't wait to make this again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2013
Yummy!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2011
I served this as a side dish for Thanksgiving and it was a hit! Instead of bouillon granules I used a bit of chicken broth. I also served at room temperature. The spicy kick is a nice surprise and the as long as you dice your veggies well the texture is exciting. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/16/2012
Not very good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/21/2012
The family was split on this one but since I liked it I gave it four stars. I served it with grilled lemon chicken. It needs to go with something rather bland because of its strong flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2017
I made this for a ladies get together and everyone loved it went back for seconds and they all wanted the recipe. I made it just as the recipe was written and will make this again! Read More
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