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Couscous with Herbs and Lemon
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
This couscous with lemon and herbs is a delicious side dish or even a light lunch on its own. I've enjoyed it warm or at room temperature, making it a very versatile dish that is even good as leftovers.
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: Vegetarian, Lunch, Quick and Easy
Servings: 4 people as a side dish
Calories: 297 kcal
  • ¼ cup pinenuts
  • 1 cup Moroccan couscous
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • Zest and juice of ½ lemon
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  1. Start by toasting your pinenuts. You can do this in a small skillet over medium heat, tossing regularly or in the oven on a baking sheet at 350˚F for 10 minutes. Set the pinenuts aside.
  2. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a saucepan. Add the olive oil and salt and stir in the couscous. Immediately remove the pot from the heat and cover with a lid. Set the pot aside for 5 minutes.
  3. Fluff the couscous with a fork and add the toasted pinenuts, raisins and chopped herbs. Season to taste with salt, freshly ground black pepper and lemon juice. Drizzle a little more extra virgin olive oil on top and serve warm or at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Couscous with Herbs and Lemon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Sodium 302mg13%
Potassium 256mg7%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 199IU4%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.