Couscous with Pine Nuts and Currants

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 393.3
  • Total Fat: 9.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.6 mg
  • Sodium: 535.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 64.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.5 g
  • Protein: 12.9 g

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Introduction

This is one of our favorite just-throw-it-together dinners. Great when it's warm out. Very refreshing This is one of our favorite just-throw-it-together dinners. Great when it's warm out. Very refreshing
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1/8 cup sesame seeds
    1/8 cup pine nuts
    1 Tbsp butter
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 cup dry whole-wheat couscous
    1 can (15.5 oz) chickpeas, drained
    1 cup peeled, seeded and finely diced cucumber
    1/8 cup dried currants plumped in water
    1/4 cup fines herbes (minced mint, cilantro and parsley)
    Lemon juice
    Red pepper flakes

Directions

Heat ove to 400 degrees. Spread sesame seeds and pine nuts on a cookie sheet and bake until golden, about 5 minutes. Remove from sheet and set aside. In a large saucepan, boil 1 cup of water with butter and salt. Remove from heat; add couscous and stir. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Toss couscous with sesame seeds, pine nuts, chickpeas, cucumber, currants, and fines herbes. Season to taste with remaining ingredients and salt and pepper.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MLH71_2000.

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