Minted Couscous

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 5 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 cup couscous

1 clove garlic, minced

1 lemon, zested

1 scallion, finely chopped

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 cup chicken stock

1 tablespoon butter

8 to 10 fresh mint leaves, chopped

1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil


  1. In a bowl, stir together the couscous, garlic, lemon zest, scallions, a pinch of salt and a grind or 2 of pepper. In a pot on high heat, bring the chicken stock and butter to a boil. Immediately pour over the couscous mixture, then quickly cover tightly with a lid or plastic wrap. Let sit for 5 minutes. Add the mint, fluff with a fork and stir in the olive oil. Serve warm.

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