Couscous with Peas and Mint

Steam frozen peas with the couscous to make this quick side dish even quicker.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min (includes steaming and cooling times)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 6
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One 7.6-ounce box couscous

1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed

1/2 cup mint leaves, roughly chopped

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Zest and juice from 1/2 lemon

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Crushed red pepper flakes, for garnish


  1. Put the couscous and peas in a large bowl and add 1 1/2 cups boiling water. Stir to combine and then cover with plastic wrap. Set aside to steam for 5 minutes.
  2. Uncover the bowl, fluff with a fork and set aside to cool, about 10 minutes. Toss in the mint, olive oil, lemon zest and juice, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes.