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Couscous Vegetable Pilaf

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Photo of Couscous Vegetable Pilaf in a glass baking dish
Photo attribution: My Tu Duong
Ready In: 25 minutes
Serves: 2
Couscous is tiny pasta made from a special kind of wheat flour.

What you'll need

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Medium bowl
Cutting board
Sharp knife
Plastic wrap
Spatula or spoon


Serves 2
1/2 cup Couscous dry
1 teaspoon Dried Herbs such as thyme, oregano, basil, OR 1 tablespoon fresh herbs
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
2 tablespoons Lemon Juice or 1 tablespoon Rice Wine Vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
1/2 cup Water very hot
1 cup Mixed Vegetables steamed or raw and chopped
of Salt to taste
of Black Pepper to taste
1 cup Cooked Beans such as chickpeas (optional)
3/4 cup Feta Cheese crumbled (optional) or 3/4 cup Parmesan Cheese shredded, optional


1.Mix couscous, herbs, oil, juice or vinegar, and onion power in a medium bowl.
2.Add hot water.
3.Cover tightly and let sit for 15 minutes.
4.Uncover and fluff with a fork.
5.Stir in vegetables and optional ingredients. Season with salt and pepper.

Chef's Tips

  • Adding cheese or cooked beans to this dish makes it a complete meal.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1.00 cup

Serving Per Container 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 290
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12 g15%
Saturated Fat 2 g10%
Sodium 167 mg7%
Total Carbohydrate 39 g14%
Dietary Fiber 4 g14%
Protein 6 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

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