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Lemony couscous with peas and beans

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Delicious, easy and packed with fresh zingy flavours our lemony couscous with peas and beans is perfect for serving alongside roast chicken, grilled salmon or a warming autumn casserole.

Super simple to make, just cook the couscous as per the packet instructions, add a good drizzle of lemon infused olive oil and separate the grains with a fork.

Cook a couple of handfuls of peas and baby broad beans, fresh or frozen work equally well here.

Once cooked and drained add them to the couscous and finally stir through a handful of chopped mint and flat leaf parsley.

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Lemony Couscous Ingredients

  • 250g dried couscous
  • 2 tbs lemon infused olive oil
  • 2 large handfuls of frozen peas
  • 2 handfuls of frozen baby broad beans
  • handful of fresh mint and parsley
  • sea salt

How To Make Lemony Couscous

  • Cook the couscous as per the packet instructions.
  • Cook the frozen peas and beans in boiling water for around 5 minutes – drain and set aside.
  • Stir through the lemon infused olive oil and fluff and separate the grains with a fork.
  • Stir through the peas and beans.
  • Finish by string through the chopped fresh herbs.

Make Lemony Couscous Your Way

  • switch peas and beans for peppers and onions
  • go Italian and add sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms and basil
  • go fruity and add chopped orange segments with parsley
  • make a meal of it, add a tin of chickpeas and some crumbled feta cheese
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Yield: Serves 4

Lemony couscous with peas and beans

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Delicious side dish that's packed with fresh flavours and green vegetables.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes

Ingredients

  • 250g dried couscous
  • 2 tbs lemon infused olive oil
  • 2 large handfuls of frozen peas
  • 2 handfuls of frozen baby broad beans
  • handful of fresh mint and parsley
  • sea salt

Instructions

  1. Cook the couscous as per the packet instructions.
  2. Cook the frozen peas and beans in boiling water for around 5 minutes - drain and set aside.
  3. Stir through the lemon infused olive oil and fluff and separate the grains with a fork.
  4. Stir through the peas and beans.
  5. Finish by string through the chopped fresh herbs.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 236mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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