"Refreshing side dish for warm months. To make this vegan, use vegetable broth!" — KillianZooKeeper
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crushed red pepper flakes
chicken bouillon granules
pearl (Israeli) couscous
lemon, zest grated
toasted slivered almonds
tomato, seeded and chopped
salt and black pepper to taste
Wow, this is FABULOUS! I've had this recipe sitting around for a while because I had difficulty finding savory (finally located it at Fresh Market). First time ever cooking pearl (Israeli) couscous which is totally different from regular couscous. Even my DH who's not a couscous lover liked this. I was a little concerned that 1/2 cup almonds was going to be too much, but I was wrong. The flavors really develop after chilling, so allow time for that. Please do yourself a favor, and don't change anything the first time you make this because IMO this recipe is perfect the way it's written. This is going into my Favorites folder.
This is a great recipe! I accidently misread it, and added in the celery, onions while the couscous was cooking, but it ended up great! The onions were sauteed with red peppers and the inside of a squash (left over veggies). Turned out great, def recommend!
Fantastic! This is such an unexpected, intriguing, and delicious blend of flavors and textures. I doubled this recipe and served it to 4.5 people (grandmother's a light eater) alongside grilled swordfish steaks and zucchini/summer squash -- so good on a warm evening!
Absolutely one of the best sides I've ever had. I can't wait to make this again!
I served this as a side dish for Thanksgiving and it was a hit! Instead of bouillon granules, I used a bit of chicken broth. I also served at room temperature. The spicy kick is a nice surprise and the as long as you dice your veggies well, the texture is exciting. Enjoy!
The family was split on this one but, since I liked it, I gave it four stars. I served it with grilled lemon chicken. It needs to go with something rather bland because of its strong flavor.
Not very good.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Almond Citrus Couscous
Serving Size: 1/3 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 3
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 128
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