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Lemon Couscous


"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."
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15 m servings 225 cals
Original recipe yields 3 servings

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  1. 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.
  2. Fluff couscous with a fork. Stir pimento peppers, pine nuts, and parsley into the couscous.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 225 calories; 7.2 g fat; 33.2 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein; 12 mg cholesterol; 549 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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My first couscous, yum!

This was different and I enjoyed it with fish.

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 ...

I really liked the lemon. in this. I followed the recipe as written except I didn't have pine nuts. I also had to add just a little more water because it was sticking. will definitely make again!

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.

I just made the couscous but it has a lot of flavor and was super easy!

Delicious!! I will make this over and over. Served it with Tilapia. I followed the recipe closely, although I substituted some things using what I had on hand. I used fresh, diced red peppers in...

I made it as is and loved it