Lemon-Herb Couscous

Lemon-Herb Couscous

Herb-Lemon Couscous

What are the top 5 health benefits of couscous? 
  • Couscous is a useful source of a number of vitamins and minerals, including immune-supportive selenium. …
  • Source of plant-based protein. …
  • Source of fibre. …
  • A healthier alternative to white rice. …
  • A healthy fast food.
Nutrition Facts

For a cup of couscous.

  • Calories: 176
  • Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 8mg
  • Carbohydrates: 36g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Zinc: 0.4mg
  • Selenium: 43.2mcg
  • Niacin: 1.5mg
  • Vitamin B5: 0.6mg
  • Folate: 23.6mcg
  • Vitamin B6: 0.1mg


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup Moroccan couscous (Moroccan couscous is the tiny couscous! Israeli couscous is the larger pearled couscous.)
  • 2 whole scallions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 packed cup fresh Italian parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 packed cup fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • Juice of half a lemon,
  • Salt extra to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Make the couscous. Combine the water, 1 tablespoon of oil, and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the couscous. Cover the pan with a lid and let stand for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork. Transfer the couscous to a medium bowl and let cool slightly. (You can serve your couscous warm or at room temperature! Do what feels right.)
  • Add the scallions, parsley, basil, the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil, lemon zest and lemon juice to the bowl with the couscous. Toss to combine. Season with freshly ground black pepper to taste. Add a little extra salt or lemon juice if needed before serving.

Whole-grain couscous is a good source of fiber. Fiber is good for you in a lot of ways. It can stop your blood sugar from spiking and can keep you fuller longer. It also can help lower cholesterol, which can reduce your chances of heart disease. Since it moves food quickly through your intestinal tract,  fibre can help prevent constipation. A higher-fibre diet can also lower your odds of intestinal and  breast cancers. https://www.foodnetwork.com/how-to/packages/food-network-essentials/what-is-couscous

It is tasty, easy & light on digestion.

Goes well with Dal palak & Tzatziki https://www.nutritionalhealthenterprises.com/dal-palak-tzatziki/



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