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Couscous with Honeyed Almonds and Lemon Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Couscous with Honeyed Almonds and Lemon

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"Try this side dish with a Mediterranean style marinated chicken."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    30 mins

Directions

  1. Toast almonds in a skillet over medium heat until the nuts just began to brown. Stir in the honey making sure to coat the nuts. Spread the mixture on tin foil to cool; when the almonds have cooled completely break into small pieces.
  2. Bring water to a boil in a 2 quart or larger sauce pan and stir in the couscous. Cover the pot and and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until all the liquid has been absorbed. Remove from heat and stir in the almonds, lemon zest, and salt.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 22, 2011

This was really good. I followed the recipe as written, but after it was done I tasted it and it needed something else. So I squeezed some lemon juice and lemon pepper seasoning. Next time I will also double or triple the amount of Almonds.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 24, 2014

I followed the recipe as instructed and the directions are so poor that my review had to reflect that. First, when I put the honeyed almonds on the foil, they just stuck. I would recommend putting some spray on the foil first.

 

16 Ratings

Jul 18, 2011

This was incredible easy to make! I found that using the non-stick type of foil was best to keep the honeyed almonds from sticking to the foil. This had a delightful flavour, but I would suggest adding about a teaspoon of grapeseed oil, to the dish.

 
Nov 03, 2010

Tasty, but I felt that the amount of honeyed nuts is not enough to add crunch and flavour to the couscous. That being said, we used the zest of one whole lemon and a combination of whole almonds and cashews chopped up. I think a touch (1/4 teaspoon maybe) of lemon pepper might give it some "zing" too. Served this with Rachael Ray's "Grilled Wasabi-Honey Shrimp".

 
Jan 28, 2013

Quick easy, just to my liking. Loved the honey almonds, the textures of this was amazing.

 
May 09, 2012

I made this for my family last night to go with broiled fish. It was light and citrusy and the almonds added a nice crunch and some sweetness. My 18 month old daughter LOVED it and also ate all of my almonds. So, next time, more almonds. I am also thinking this might work well with quinoa.

 
Aug 08, 2011

Easy and very tasty. Do not be afraid to add more lemon zest.

 
Jul 22, 2011

This side dish was simple and tasty

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 195 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 2.6 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 72 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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