This is light and fresh and accompanies fish (i.e. habanero-lime butter grilled salmon) and chicken well. It is a refreshing change to the rice or potato side dish, and everyone always loves it.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 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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  • Stir chicken broth, lemon juice, lemon zest, butter, and salt together in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Add couscous to the liquid and stir to coat completely. Place a cover on the saucepan, remove from heat, and let couscous soak in hot liquid until the moisture is mostly absorbed, about 5 minutes.

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  • Fluff couscous with a fork. Stir pimento peppers, pine nuts, and parsley into the couscous.

Nutrition Facts

225 calories; protein 7g; carbohydrates 33.2g; fat 7.2g; cholesterol 11.8mg; sodium 549.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2015
My first couscous yum! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/08/2019
I made the recipe as is and it was just okay. There was not a real taste to it warm. The next day I added some oil and vinegar chick peas and green onion to made it into a cold salad. I liked it much better that way. Read More
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2015
My first couscous yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2015
This recipe is so easy to make and has a fresh vibrant taste from the lemon and parsley. Instead of jarred pimento I used fresh baby sweet red & yellow peppers which gave it a nice crunch. I also left out the pine nuts only because my husband doesn't like them but I am sure they would be wonderful. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2017
Thanks redveeder for this recipe. This was my first time making couscous and it was great. I did not have the pimentos, pine nuts, or fresh parsley so I made it without and it was still great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2015
This was different and I enjoyed it with fish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2016
I just made the couscous but it has a lot of flavor and was super easy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2020
The lemon juice and zest carries this recipe I wouldn't make any change to that. I would triple the toasted pine nuts and use the whole 4oz jar of pimentos. This is my new favorite side dish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2018
Yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2018
Perfect fresh and zesty lemon flavor. I served it over fresh sautéed spinach placing a salmon filet with lemon slices. Yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2020
Delish! I did add some veggies to mine and it was a big hit. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
06/08/2019
I made the recipe as is and it was just okay. There was not a real taste to it warm. The next day I added some oil and vinegar chick peas and green onion to made it into a cold salad. I liked it much better that way. Read More
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