Quick Lemony Couscous

Monday, April 5, 2010

Want something fancy and light, but not over-the-top? Try this lemony couscous side dish recipe from Eating Well. It's light, satisfying, fancy enough for a dinner party, and most of all, effortless to make. You can use whole wheat couscous to add more fiber to the meal, but it's healthy and tasty just as it is.

Lemony Couscous

6 cups large pearl couscous
2 cups roughly chopped cilantro leaves
water, enough to cover couscous

Lemon Dressing
4 lemons, sliced in 1/4-inch slices
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1. Cook couscous according to package directions if using instant.
2. For non-instant couscous, place couscous in a large bowl. Bring water to a boil.
3. When the water is boiling, pour couscous in and stir. Cook until tender. Drain and set aside.
4. Lay lemons out on a plate and salt on one side. Turn over and salt the other side.
5. Stack lemons on top of each other and let sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water.
6. Dice lemons into 1/2 inch pieces and toss with couscous, cilantro, salt, and peper. Serve warm.

Posted by chel.h at 9:24 AM  


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