Seasoned Couscous with Lemon & Mint

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From: EatingWell Magazine May/June 1995

Golden grains of couscous readily absorb the flavors of lemon, onion, herbs and spice.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/3 cups couscous
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon salt, preferably kosher
  • 1 teaspoon Moroccan Spice Mix, (recipe follows)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest

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  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan; stir in remaining ingredients and remove pan from the heat. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish, fluffing the couscous with a fork.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 228 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 4 g fiber; 47 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein; 26 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 566 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 40 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 621 mg sodium; 169 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3
  • Exchanges: 3 starch

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