We really enjoyed this lemony couscous. Very light and fresh-tasting.
My whole family said it was really good. I upped the lemon zest and juice just a bit, but pretty much followed the recipe.
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.
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!
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.
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.
This is a real keeper for me. Loved the flavour and the ease of making. Thanks for posting:)
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.
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!