I had a box of whole wheat couscous in the cabinet and went searching for a recipe to try to do something healthy with it for dinner.  I was trying to use the ingredients I had on hand so I wouldn’t have to go to the store so I used a recipe I found on the internet and then lightened it up and changed it so I could use ingredients I had on hand.  The result turned out pretty good.  Note: the recipe I found used broccoli and called for dill but I didn’t have any so I used the herbs from my garden, basil and rosemary and some peas I had in the freezer.


1 cup couscous (I used whole wheat couscous)

14 oz. chicken broth

1 tsp. olive oil

1 1/2 cups frozen peas

1 tsp. fresh, chopped basil

1 tsp. fresh, chopped rosemary

zest from 1 lemon

salt and pepper

1/3 cup parmesan cheese


  1. Combine broth and oil in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Stir in couscous and remove from heat. Cover and let plump for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook peas on the stovetop or in the microwave according to package directions.
  3. Add the peas, basil, rosemary, lemon zest, salt and pepper to the couscous; mix gently and fluff with a fork. Serve hot, sprinkled with cheese.

Nutrition Facts 





  6 Servings      

Amount Per Serving
  Calories 161.1
  Total Fat 2.8 g
      Saturated Fat 1.4 g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4 g
      Monounsaturated Fat 1.4 g
  Cholesterol 5.8 mg
  Sodium 427.4 mg
  Potassium 236.3 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 25.9 g
      Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
      Sugars 2.2 g
  Protein 7.8 g

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