Seasoned Couscous with Lemon & Mint

May/June 1995

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

Seasoned Couscous with Lemon & Mint

Makes: 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.


Per serving: 228 calories; 1 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 47 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein; 4 g fiber; 620 mg sodium; 168 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 3

Exchanges: 3 starch

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