Mint-Basil Couscous

Side Dishes

Mint-Basil Couscous

Couscous, made from cracked or coarsely ground wheat, resembles pasta. The couscous you’ll find in grocery stores is precooked — just add boiling water, let it sit, then fluff with a fork. This flavorful side dish is easy to make and only requires 5 ingredients to make.


2 servings

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Boil water and oil in a saucepan. Stir in mint and basil; cook 20 seconds. Transfer mixture to a food processor and purée until smooth but still hot, about 10 seconds. Pour hot purée over couscous in a bowl; stir, then cover with plastic wrap. Allow couscous to stand until liquid is absorbed, 45 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork before serving. Serve with Grilled Lamb Chops.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 191

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3g 4%

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 7mg 0%

Carbs 35g 11%

Fiber 3g 12%

Protein 6g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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