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Lemon Herb Couscous


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  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups couscous
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly grated zest of 2 large lemons
  • 1/4 cup coarsely-chopped mixed herbs (chives, mint, parsley)
  • 1 medium carrot peeled, and cut into tiny dice
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste


Servings 4


Step 1

In a medium-sized saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Remove the water from the heat, stir in the couscous, cover and let rest for 5 minutes. Uncover and fluff with a fork. Remove to a bowl.

Add the lemon juice, olive oil and lemon zest, stirring in with a fork. Stir in the herbs and diced carrot. Season with salt and pepper.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

Per serving: 280 calories, 52g carbohydrate, 9g protein, 4g fat, no cholesterol.

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