10 Reviews

We really enjoyed this lemony couscous. Very light and fresh-tasting.

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evelyn/athens July 17, 2003

My whole family said it was really good. I upped the lemon zest and juice just a bit, but pretty much followed the recipe.

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Ms. Epicurian July 31, 2010

This is great, I have a garden full of mint and basil at the moment and wanted to use them up. Wonderful flavours that go perfectly with couscous. Thanks for sharing.

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Evie* January 02, 2009

We've enjoyed this twice now with Mirj's Grilled Moroccan Chicken. I *did* make several changes - not the least that I adapted it for two rather than six. I think a 10oz (315g) box of couscous would make enough couscous to feed us for a year! So, here's what *I* did: I cooked 1/2 small onion chopped, and 2 cloves garlic chopped, in 1 tablespoon oil in the microwave for about 3 minutes. I put 1/2 cup of instant couscous into a heatproof bowl and poured over 1 cup of hot stock (made up with 1 teaspoon stock powder and boiling water) combined with the zest from 1/2 a lemon and a 1/4 teaspoon of crushed black pepper. I let this stand for 5 minutes, then fluffed it with a fork and stirred in a small handful each of chopped parsley, basil and mint, the juice from 1/2 a lemon AND 1 fresh chopped tomato. The taste is divine - really fresh - and it compliments a spicy meat dish perfectly. Thanks chia for a great recipe!

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Kookaburra November 24, 2006

Tasted great! I used some herbed couscous but it was a variety with a mild flavor so the wonderful lemon taste came through well. I was missing fresh mint so strained a little mint sauce and used the mint from that.

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Peter J July 10, 2006

Great tasting side dish, especially good with fish. The only change I made was to use 2 teaspoons olive oil and added 1 1/2 cup steamed broccoli florets. So simple and easy to make a wonderful change from rice.

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Miss Annie in Indy January 04, 2006

This is a real keeper for me. Loved the flavour and the ease of making. Thanks for posting:)

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Jen T July 26, 2005

Thought this couscous was really great, just loved the flavour. I had this with some grilled fish fillets went perfect. Will be making this again, so easy and I usually always have basil and mint in my garden.

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Latchy July 12, 2005

Lovely flavour! I only had dried basil, but had fresh parsley and mint. I loved the mint flavour-it went so well with the couscous and lemon. I would add more next time. This was very, very easy and tasty! Thank you Chia!

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Paja September 19, 2004
lemony herbed couscous