Citrus Couscous

A fresh and vibrant take on couscous.  We love this quick, easy and uber flavorful dish.  Perfect as a side for your favorite protein.

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Citrus Couscous

Course: Side Dishes
Keyword: Under 30 Minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Denise


  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 cups Israeli or Pearl couscous
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp basil thyme or Italian seasoning
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice and zest of 2 oranges
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp Italian parsley roughly chopped


  • Using a large skillet, heat over medium high heat.  Add butter, garlic and shallots.  Cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Turn heat down to medium.  Add couscous and mix frequently, allowing couscous to lightly toast.  Cook for 3-4 minutes.  Add broth and bring to a boil.  Season with salt, pepper and basil or thyme.  Once couscous is boiling, cover and turn heat down to low.  Cook 12-15 minutes or until liquid is mostly absorbed.  Turn heat off.
  • Add zest and juice of lemon and oranges.  Mix well.  Drizzle olive oil over top of couscous and gently stir.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve with favorite protein.
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