Rating: 4 stars
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

Couscous, which is actually a type of tiny pasta, makes an almost-instant side dish. Happily, the whole-wheat variety is just as fast to prepare as regular couscous. Lemon zest is a delicious accent to nutty Parmesan in this Italian-inspired couscous.


Recipe Summary

20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine broth, water and oil in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Stir in couscous and remove from heat. Cover and let plump for 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, cook peas on the stovetop or in the microwave according to package directions.

  • Add the peas, dill, lemon zest, salt and pepper to the couscous; mix gently and fluff with a fork. Serve hot, sprinkled with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup
213 calories; protein 9.9g; carbohydrates 36g; dietary fiber 6.6g; sugars 1.7g; fat 4.2g; saturated fat 1.3g; cholesterol 5.7mg; vitamin a iu 782.8IU; vitamin c 4.2mg; folate 22.5mcg; calcium 66.3mg; iron 0.6mg; magnesium 10.6mg; potassium 107.7mg; sodium 394.5mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat