Quick Herbed Couscous & Peas

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Quick Herbed Couscous & Peas

Quick Herbed Couscous & Peas

By all means use fresh peas if you have them. And remember, the smaller they are, the less cooking time they'll need. (Frozen peas work fine if that's all you have.) To make this a little more substantial, you can—if you like—add a cupful of drained and rinsed canned chickpeas. Don't skimp on the herbs; the dish really shines with them.

Serves 4

Prep Time 20 min

Total Time 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth, or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup whole-wheat couscous
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Bring broth and oil to a simmer in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in couscous. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, cook peas in a medium saucepan of lightly salted water just until tender, about 2 minutes. Drain.

Step 3

Add peas, parsley, mint, basil, lemon zest and pepper to the couscous; toss lightly with a fork. Serve hot.


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