Herbed Couscous and Pea Medley

Herbed Couscous and Pea Medley

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 8 min
  • Total: 18 min
  • Serving: 4

This a wonderful and flavorful side dish that pairs well with most main dishes. Use fresh or frozen peas depending on the season.


  • 1-1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup whole-wheat couscous
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Cook the couscous according to package directions, substituting the broth for the water.
  2. In the meantime, place the peas in a medium-sized saucepan and add enough water to barely cover. Sprinkle the peas with salt and cook on medium-low heat for about 3 minutes, and drain.
  3. Transfer the couscous to a serving bowl and add the peas, garbanzo beans, parsley, mint, basil, lemon zest and pepper to the couscous. Gently toss until well combined, and serve immediately.


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