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    Sharon123's Note:

    A typical North African dish, made delicious with parsley, mint, basil and lemon! A great side to meat dishes. Adapted from Gourmet magazine(July/2003). Due to some reviews I have updated the recipe, adding more garlic and lemon juice.

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    1. 1
      Cook onion in 1 tablespoon oil in a 2- to 3-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 3 minutes.
    2. 2
      Add garlic and cook, stirring, 30 seconds.
    3. 3
      Add water and broth and bring to a boil.
    4. 4
      Stir in couscous, then cover and remove from heat. Let couscous stand, covered, 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork and stir in herbs, lemon juice, remaining tablespoon oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy!
    5. 5
      For vegetarian do not use Chicken Broth.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 02, 2012


      Good clean flavours I used parsley, sweet basil and oregeno (1/4 cu of each and then finely sliced), would have liked more onin but loved using the stock/broth to cook the couscous (I used a veggie one). I also scaled back to 3 serves and as a side it was plenty with still some left over. Thank you Sharon123 for a lovely recipe and to Annacia for her recommendation, made for I Recommend Tag Ga,me.

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    • on July 10, 2010


      Delicious Sharon! I also used veg broth and fresh herbs from the garden...and of course, fresh lemon juice. When I'm short on time, this will be such a great recipe to turn to, I've almost always got the ingredients on hand. And it doesn't get much easier! For broth I use a powdered type, which tastes great but is pretty mild - so next time I'll skip the plain water and use all broth. Cheers Sharon!

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    • on August 21, 2009


      This is my idea of a perfect recipe: easy instructions, simple ingredients and of course delicious! For a change of pace I substituted Israeli couscous. Vegetable broth for chicken, the PNW's famous Walla Walla onion and fresh herbs from our garden! No complaints here! thanks! cg Reviewed for Ramadan Tag 2009.

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    Nutritional Facts for Couscous With Herbs and Lemon

    Serving Size: 1 (116 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 231.8
    Calories from Fat 44
    Total Fat 4.9 g
    Saturated Fat 0.7 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 10.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 39.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
    Sugars 0.9 g
    Protein 6.7 g

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