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Herbed Couscous

this herbed couscous recipe is a quick and super tasty side dish that will take your mid-week dinners to a whole other level. It's made with pearl couscous, garlic, herbs and a little lemon. The best part? It's ready in about 20 minutes and the pairing possibilities are endless!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: global
Servings: 4
Author: Aline Shaw



  • heat up one tbsp of the olive oil in a small sauce pan over medium to high heat
  • sautée onion until transparent, about 2-3 mins
  • add garlic and sautée until frangrant, about 1 minute
  • add dry couscous and stir
  • add salt, stir
  • add water* thyme and bay leaf
  • bring it to a boil then reduce to a slow simmer
  • cover and let it simmer until all the water has been absorbed (about 10 mins)
  • after all liquid has been absorbed, remove the thyme sprig and the bay leaf and discard
  • add remaining tbsp of olive oil, the parsley and the lemon zest, stir to combine

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    about 1 1/2 cups of liquid per each cup of dry couscous - check the package instructions for more information