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Summer Couscous Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Summer Couscous

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"This is a couscous recipe packed with fresh summer veggies. It goes really well with grilled salmon to make a light and flavorful meal."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    25 mins

Directions

  1. Place the chicken broth in a small saucepan over medium heat and heat until just about to boil.
  2. Place the couscous in a bowl; stir the warm chicken broth and 2 tablespoons olive oil into the couscous. Add the tomatoes, red onion, green onions, cucumber, parsley, and lemon juice. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow to steam for 5 minutes. Uncover and fluff the couscous with a fork. Stir to mix the vegetables evenly through the dish. Season with salt and pepper to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 27, 2010

Love this dish! My husband who is not a fan of couscous or cucumbers requests this dish on a regular basis. It is just that good. I will sometimes add a cup of cooked chopped chicken breast meat to the dish, and make a whole meal out of it.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 14, 2009

I would suggest cooking the couscous the way the directions on the box say to do it. I tried cooking it the way this recipe called for and it was slightly crunchy and chewy. Thank goodness I had 2 boxes and was able to try it the box directions. It was lacking flavor except for the fresh ingredients.

 
Jul 20, 2009

I made this for dinner guests last evening. It was an excellent compliment to blackened tuna! Actually, I simplified the recipe further. I use Good Seasons Italian dressing (the kind made in it's own carafe.) Instead of oil/vinegar, I used Lime juice and olive oil. Just poured it over the couscous, and veggies and served it at room temperature. Guests raved!

 
May 27, 2010

This was a super easy and good recipe.. I used Orzo pasta as my toddler really likes it. I just cooked the pasta and added a bit of lemon juice to the whole thing.

 
Jan 20, 2011

So good! I used quinoa instead or orzo or couscous and added in shrimp and spinach.

 
Sep 18, 2009

Talk about a burst of fresh flavors in your mouth!!!! Love it and it was a huge hit! Wouldn't change a thing!!!

 
Jun 17, 2014

super yummy!

 
Mar 16, 2014

I made this last night, and was a bit underwhelmed with the couscous. As far as all of the other ingredients, I wouldn't change them. In the picture, I kept thinking it was orzo...I am thinking I would prefer it with orzo. Can anyone out there school me on couscous! I am very unfamiliar with it. My manfriend absolutely loved it though!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 137 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.2 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 7.1 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 226 mg
  • 9%

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

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