Minted Pea Couscous

Minted Pea Couscous

By Brian Higginson, RD, CD
Clinical Nutrition Specialist

Peas and mint team for texture and flavor in this super simple, light pasta dish. A perfect complement to pork, beef, chicken or fish, you’ll turn to this recipe often, especially when serving leftover meat. Serves 4.

Try this with: Glazed Raspberry Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 10-ounce package frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons mint
  • ½ cup minced parsley

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan bring broth and olive oil just to a boil.
  2. Stir in couscous; cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes.
  3. Fluff couscous lightly with fork. Add peas, mint, and parsley. Serve.

Per serving: 271 calories, 12 gm protein, 46 gm carbohydrate, 5 gm fat, 1 gm sat fat, 3 gm mono fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 6 gm fiber, 127 mg sodium

THE SEASONED COOK To thaw peas, place in colander and rinse with warm water.

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