Lemon Dill Couscous

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 242.2
  • Total Fat: 7.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 569.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 38.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.7 g
  • Protein: 7.3 g

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Submitted by: AMAZONWOMAN804

Introduction

Excellent dinner side dish or snacky salad. I make a large batch and keep it for snacking for a week or longer. Chopping is the most time-consuming part of this recipe. Excellent dinner side dish or snacky salad. I make a large batch and keep it for snacking for a week or longer. Chopping is the most time-consuming part of this recipe.
Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    1.5c couscous
    2c vegetable broth
    1t salt
    pepper

    juice of 3 lemons, about 1c with zest
    4t sugar

    2c chickpeas (one can) drained and rinsed
    1/2c slivered almonds, toasted
    1 sweet bell pepper chopped
    1 bunch scallions chopped

    2T dried oregano (more if using fresh)
    4T fresh basil
    1c fresh chopped dill
    1/4-1/3c fresh chopped parsley
    3T olive oil







Directions

Add salt & pepper to vegetable broth in a medium pot. Bring broth just to a boil, remove from heat & add couscous. Cover & set aside.

Toast slivered almonds in a dry pan over low heat, stirring frequently. Set aside when browned.

Chop pepper, scallions, fresh dill, fresh basil & parsley. Add to couscous when it has cooled (a bigger dish will be necessary). Add a rinsed, drained can of chickpeas, the almonds & all remaining spices except sugar.

Zest and squeeze about a cup of lemon juice (about 3 lemons) and add the sugar. once the sugar is dissolved, add to the couscous. Add the olive oil and stir well. Yum!

Salt can be omitted and low sodium broth used if needed.

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  • Is there anyway we can get an ingredients list and quantities? - 8/9/11

    Reply from AMAZONWOMAN804 (10/9/15)
    Sorry, this was the first recipe I posted so I didn't know what I was doing. It's only 4 years later, but the ingredient list is more comprehensive now. Hope this is still relevant!


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  • Interesting!! - 1/19/09

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  • It was very tasty. Although I did not have fresh herbs on hand. I just cut down on the dry and it was very good. I will try it again - 1/15/09

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  • Incredible!
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    Is there a way to sve this recipe so I can find it easely? It sounds wonderful. Might try putting crannberries in it also. - 1/8/09

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  • great - 1/7/09

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  • It will be hard to make this without seeing specific quantities, though it does sound nice. - 1/7/09

    Reply from AMAZONWOMAN804 (1/7/09)
    if you click on 'Ingredient Details' it will give you specific amounts of everything. but really, with any of the spices you can add them depending on how much you like or dislike them. mine comes out a little different every time. :)


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