Greek style Israeli couscous. So delicious!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
45 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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  • Pour the chicken broth and water into a saucepan, stir in the garlic, and bring to a boil. Stir in the couscous, cover the pan, and remove from heat. Allow the couscous to stand until all the water has been absorbed, about 5 minutes; fluff with a fork. Allow the couscous to cool to warm temperature.

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  • In a large serving bowl, lightly toss the couscous, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, feta cheese, and garbanzo beans. Mix the oregano, black pepper, white wine vinegar, and lemon juice in a small bowl, and pour over the couscous mixture. Toss again to serve.

Nutrition Facts

254 calories; protein 9g; carbohydrates 42.4g; fat 5.6g; cholesterol 5.6mg; sodium 591.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2011
This dish was great. I have made something similar before with orzo instead of couscous but couscous is outstanding and looks very pretty on the plate. I did use whole wheat couscous, and because it is dark the other ingredients didn't stand out as much. Regardless, it was pretty to look at and delicious. I also used all chicken broth (3/4 cup) , no water. As is, this is a very light lunch but if you cook some chicken breasts strips on the side seasoned with salt and pepper you can make this a more filling dinner entree. I say "salt and pepper" because the flavors in this couscous are complex enough and a heavy seasoned chicken might be a bit too much. Of course, it depends on your own personal taste and that of your family. Opa!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/10/2012
if this has chicken broth in it then it's not vegetarian. Read More
(15)
128 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 87
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2011
This dish was great. I have made something similar before with orzo instead of couscous but couscous is outstanding and looks very pretty on the plate. I did use whole wheat couscous, and because it is dark the other ingredients didn't stand out as much. Regardless, it was pretty to look at and delicious. I also used all chicken broth (3/4 cup) , no water. As is, this is a very light lunch but if you cook some chicken breasts strips on the side seasoned with salt and pepper you can make this a more filling dinner entree. I say "salt and pepper" because the flavors in this couscous are complex enough and a heavy seasoned chicken might be a bit too much. Of course, it depends on your own personal taste and that of your family. Opa!! Read More
(42)
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2011
My family enjoyed this. I made a few changes to appeal to the 12 and 10 year olds: skipped the olives, but added some finely diced red pepper which gave it a nice crunch. Also, I didn't have garbanzo beans, and used black beans instead. Overall, a nice, healthy side dish. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2011
I doubled the recipe so that I would have enough to bring for lunches this week. I used all chicken broth instead of some water because I did not want to waste the rest of the can. I also only used a can of garbanzo beans, which was a little scant, because I didn't want to open a second for another ounce of beans. The results were delicious. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/10/2012
if this has chicken broth in it then it's not vegetarian. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2011
mmm the perfect side dish to a baked salmon and spinach dish. I followed one of the reviews and omitted the water and replaced it with more chicken broth. I also used whole wheat couscous and since I didn't have sundried tomatoes I just used some homegrown tomatoes I had dehydrated. Absolutely delicious and I'm eating a bowl of leftovers right now.:) Next time I might add just a touch more broth. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2012
Super easy to make. The flavors are great and it's light and refreshing. I used a sweet pepper instead of sun-dried tomatoes and I left out the olives. I added a little extra lemon juice also.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2011
really delicious! added grilled chicken for a light main dish. will definately make again! thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2012
This is delicious. Looking at the ingredients I knew we would like it but I had no idea just how well it would come together. I used a full can of chickpeas and added more feta. Amazingly tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2012
Fantastic for a healthy lunch. Used veggie broth rather than chicken broth (since I'm a vegetarian) and left out the olives (don't like them) but other than that I stuck to the recipe and my family loved it. The "dressing" is quite good the flavors come together very nicely. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Read More
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