Easy Lemon Couscous Recipes

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LEMON COUSCOUS RECIPE



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This is one of the fastest, easiest side dish recipes! Plus it's has a delicious bright flavor that pairs well with just about any main dish, it's incredibly versatile too.

Provided by Jaclyn

Categories     Side Dish

Time 10m

Number Of Ingredients 8

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tsp minced garlic ((1 large clove))
1 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth ((or vegetable broth))
1 tsp lemon zest
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
Salt
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley, (or more to taste (optional)*)
1 cup (6 oz) couscous ((not pearl couscous))

Steps:

  • Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.
  • Add garlic and saute until fragrant (not toasting and browning or it will be bitter!), about 20 seconds.
  • Remove from heat, pour in chicken broth, lemon zest, lemon juice and season with salt to taste. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Pour in couscous, stir then remove from heat and immediately cover with lid. Let rest 4 - 5 minutes off heat.
  • Add parsley and fluff with a fork. Finish with a little more olive oil or broth to moisten if desired and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 234 kcal, Carbohydrate 35 g, Protein 6 g, Fat 7 g, SaturatedFat 1 g, Sodium 159 mg, Fiber 2 g, Sugar 1 g, ServingSize 1 serving

EASY LEMON COUSCOUS



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Lemon couscous is easy to prepare and tastes good when you first make it. Left-overs are even tastier the next day.

Provided by Saad Fayed

Categories     Side Dish

Time 20m

Number Of Ingredients 5

1 32 oz. can low-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
2 cups instant couscous
1/2 teaspoon salt

Steps:

  • Gather the ingredients.
  • In a medium sauce pot, bring the chicken broth, lemon juice, and lemon zest to a boil.
  • In a medium bowl, combine couscous and salt.
  • Pour boiling broth over couscous and allow to sit, covered for 10 minutes, or until the broth is absorbed.
  • Fluff couscous with a fork and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 115 kcal, Carbohydrate 22 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Fiber 1 g, Protein 6 g, SaturatedFat 0 g, Sodium 171 mg, Sugar 0 g, Fat 1 g, ServingSize 6-8 portions (6-8 servings), UnsaturatedFat 0 g

LEMON COUSCOUS



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This is light and fresh and accompanies fish (i.e. habanero-lime butter grilled salmon) and chicken well. It is a refreshing change to the rice or potato side dish, and everyone always loves it.

Provided by redveeder

Categories     Side Dish

Time 15m

Yield 3

Number Of Ingredients 9

1 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon butter
¼ teaspoon salt
⅔ cup couscous
1 (2 ounce) jar sliced pimento peppers, drained
2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Steps:

  • Stir chicken broth, lemon juice, lemon zest, butter, and salt together in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Add couscous to the liquid and stir to coat completely. Place a cover on the saucepan, remove from heat, and let couscous soak in hot liquid until the moisture is mostly absorbed, about 5 minutes.
  • Fluff couscous with a fork. Stir pimento peppers, pine nuts, and parsley into the couscous.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 224.6 calories, Carbohydrate 33.2 g, Cholesterol 11.8 mg, Fat 7.2 g, Fiber 2.9 g, Protein 7 g, SaturatedFat 2.9 g, Sodium 549.4 mg, Sugar 1.4 g

LEMON & CORIANDER COUSCOUS



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Impress your friends with this zesty couscous side salad

Provided by Good Food team

Categories     Dinner, Lunch, Side dish

Time 15m

Number Of Ingredients 5

250g couscous
grated zest of a lemon
2 x 20g packs fresh coriander
4 tbsp raisins
4 tbsp toasted pine nuts

Steps:

  • Prepare 250g couscous with boiling water or stock, according to the packet's instructions.
  • Add the lemon zest, fresh coriander, raisins and pine nuts. Season well and drizzle with plenty of olive oil. Goes really well with fish or lamb.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 367 calories, Fat 20 grams fat, SaturatedFat 3 grams saturated fat, Carbohydrate 43 grams carbohydrates, Fiber 1 grams fiber, Protein 6 grams protein, Sodium 0.03 milligram of sodium

LEMON COUSCOUS



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Provided by Rob Feenie

Categories     African,Citrus,dinner,European,lunch,Middle Eastern,quick and easy,rice and grain,side,Summer

Yield 9 servings

Number Of Ingredients 11

1 lemon
11 cup water
½ cup sugar
2 Tbsp salt
3 cup chicken or vegetable stock
1 ½ tsp salt
2 cup couscous
¼ cup olive oil
½ tsp ground pepper
½ cup chopped flat leaf parsley
¼ cup fresh lemon juice

Steps:

  • Cut lemons into eight. Combine with 8 cups water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Drain. Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a small saucepan with sugar and salt, stirring to dissolve. Add lemon, cover and simmer over low heat until very tender (about 1 hour). Cool
  • Remove lemon from syrup. Remove and discard flesh reserving lemon peel. Cut peel into small dice (you will need ½ cup).
  • Bring stock to a boil. Stir in couscous, chopped lemon, oil, salt and pepper. Return to a boil. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and spread on a parchment lined pan to cool.
  • Transfer couscous to a large bowl and fluff with fork. Add parsley, lemon juice and toss.

LEMON COUSCOUS



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This recipe goes with fish entrees, has a delicious lemon zip and is easy to make! From Cooking Light.

Provided by CaliforniaJan

Categories     Grains

Time 15m

Yield 4 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 9

1 1/4 cups water
3/4 cup uncooked couscous
1/4 cup sliced green onion
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Steps:

  • Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan; gradually stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Stir in onions and remaining ingredients.

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How do you cook couscous with water?
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How do you make couscous salad dressing?
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How to cook couscous with chicken broth?
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