Israeli Couscous Pilaf with Raisins, Mint & Almonds
Couscous is a traditional side dish in parts of the Middle East and Africa. Here, we use Israeli couscous, a plump, ball-shaped toasted pasta, and cook it pilaf-style. This means that the couscous is first sautéed in olive oil until toasted, then covered in hot broth, covered, and cooked until tender. Stir in veggies, raisins, mint, and almonds, and you have a flavorful and easy side dish.
Mince onion, bell pepper, zucchini, and olives in a food processor.
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high until it shimmers. Stir in couscous and fry until it begins to brown, 2 minutes.
Add broth and water; bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to mediumlow, and simmer couscous until al dente, 10–15 minutes. Off heat, stir in vegetables and raisins; season with salt. Stir in mint and almonds just before serving.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 309mg 12%
Carbs 60g 20%
Fiber 5g 20%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.