Herbed Couscous

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Oct. 31, 2012

Here's a quick way to prepare couscous as a side dish, simple enough to serve any night of the week. Instead of basil, try chives, dill or parsley.


Butter 2 Tablespoon
Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm) , mince (1
Green onion 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) , chop
Salt 1 Pinch
Pepper 1 Pinch
Couscous 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Vegetable stock/Low sodium chicken broth
Fresh basil 1 Tablespoon , chopped finely



1. Place a saucepan over medium flame, and melt butter in it.

2. Drop garlic, onion, salt, and pepper. Stir occasionally and cook for about 3 minutes or until soft.

3. Add couscous, stir and cook for about 2 minutes or until lightly toasted.

4. Pour stock and bring it to a boil.

5. Reduce the heat, cover with lid, and let it simmer for about a minute or until couscous absorbs the liquid and is tender but firm.

6. Drop basil and mix well.


7. Garnish with basil leaves and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 654Calories from Fat 115

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20%

Saturated Fat 7 g35%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 599 mg24.96%

Total Carbohydrates 112 g37.3%

Dietary Fiber 9 g36%


Protein 19 g38%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet