Couscous with Fresh Cilantro and Lemon Juice Recipe

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Submitted by Mary_RD

Makes 6 servings



This recipe, developed by Jean Thiel Kelley. originally appeared in Bon Appétit, January 2010. This dish may be served hot or cold.

Recipe Ingredients for Couscous with Fresh Cilantro and Lemon Juice

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 2/3 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups couscous, uncooked
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Recipe Directions for Couscous with Fresh Cilantro and Lemon Juice

Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium high heat. Add garlic and turmeric; stir 1 minute. Add 1 2/3 cups water, lemon peel, and 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt; bring to boil. Remove pan from heat. Stir in couscous. Cover; let stand until liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Fluff with fork; mix in cilantro and lemon juice. Season with pepper and additional coarse salt, if desired.
Categories

Side Dish, Indian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 122.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
217
Calories from Fat
47
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.2g
8%
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
411mg
17%
Potassium
150mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
34.7g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2.3g
9%
Sugars
0.4g
Protein
7.0g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 2% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sugar
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