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Toasted Lemon Herb Pearl Couscous

5 from 1 vote
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 197.47kcal
Author: Sarah Holt
Lemon Herb Pearl Couscous is the perfect flavorful and simple couscous recipe. Pearled couscous is toasted and combined with lemon juice and fresh herbs for a delicious side dish.
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Ingredients

  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup pearl couscous
  • 1 ½ cups water, chicken or vegetable broth
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons fresh herbs (parsley, basil, oregano, etc.) chopped finely

Instructions

  • Heat ½ tablespoon of olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the couscous to the pan and toast until slightly browned, about 2 minutes.
  • Pour in the water or broth. Cover the pan, turn the heat to high and bring it to a boil. Once boiling, turn the heat down to low. Simmer for 15 minutes or until all of the liquid is absorbed.
  • Turn off the heat and stir in the lemon juice, olive oil, spices and herbs.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Toasted Lemon Herb Pearl Couscous
Serving Size
 
1 Serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
197.47
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
3.82
g
6
%
Sodium
 
295.58
mg
13
%
Potassium
 
97.49
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
34.79
g
12
%
Fiber
 
2.61
g
11
%
Sugar
 
0.35
g
0
%
Protein
 
5.69
g
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Vitamin A
 
4.34
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
7.16
mg
9
%

Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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