BUSH'S® Couscous with Lemon Zest, Mint and Garbanzo Beans

BUSH'S® Couscous with Lemon Zest, Mint and Garbanzo Beans


"Try this couscous packed with cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, garbanzo beans and a hint of mint as a healthier alternative to summer potato salad."
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1 h 15 m servings 289 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 289 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 51.5g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 8.6 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 101 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Make couscous per directions on the box.
  2. Place couscous in large bowl, add raisins and set aside.
  3. Combine water, lemon zest, and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a small pot. Bring to simmer, pour over couscous mixture and stir. Season with salt and pepper. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, let sit for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove plastic wrap, gently fluff with fork. Set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, combine beans, red pepper, cucumber, and tomatoes. Pour in lemon juice and remaining olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Let sit for 15 minutes.
  6. Combine fluffed couscous, garbanzo bean mixture, parsley and mint in a large serving platter. Gently toss to combine. Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper.
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  • Notes:
  • Created for BUSH'S(R) Beans by Connie Guttersen, R.D., Ph.D., nutrition instructor at The Culinary Institute of America and author of The Sonoma Diet.
  • For more kid-friendly vegetable recipes, visit www.VegetableWithMore.com



There was way, way, way too much liquid in this recipe. It had a weird flavor, and I will NOT make this again.