Confetti Couscous

Couscous prepared this way makes a fun and colorful side dish alongside chicken, pork or fish. For a great lunch, stir in pineapple chunks and cooked chicken.


6 servings


1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken or vegetable broth
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (10 ounce) package couscous
2 cups frozen peas, thawed
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1 (4 ounce) jar diced pimientos, drained


In a large saucepan, bring the broth, water, lemon juice, peel and salt to a boil. Stir in couscous and peas. Cover; remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in almonds and pimientos.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 15 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving (3/4 cup): 294 calories, 6 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 570 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 fat.

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