Couscous With Fresh Cilantro and Lemon Juice

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This easy and simple couscous is a perfect side for a tagine. if you don't like the flavor of cilantro, try using fresh mint or parsley. For added flavor use broth for the water.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and turmeric; stir 1 minute.
  2. Add water, lemon zest, and coarse salt; bring to boil.
  3. Remove pan from heat. Stir in couscous. Cover; let stand until liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes.
  4. Fluff with fork; mix in cilantro and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  5. Serve.


Most Helpful

This was rather bland for me. I added chopped tomatoes to add a little more flavor. Maybe chicken broth instead of water would add more flavor.

rjoyce1 August 18, 2015

I love the simplicity of this couscous and anything with lemon gets my vote. Made for ZWT #9.

CaliforniaJan August 31, 2013

I used this as the side to Recipe#427734 tonight. Very lemony (which we liked), but a little bit bland in comparison to the steak tips. I would definitely make this again, but I think I would serve it with a more mildly flavored main. Thanks for posting! Made for The Hot Pink Panthers for ZWT9

Muffin Goddess August 25, 2013

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