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Lemon and Parsley Couscous Pearls
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
This lemon and parsley couscous pearls is a quick and easy side dish with a ton of Mediterranean flavor. It takes less than 20 minutes to make and only 6 ingredients.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: israeli
Keyword: couscous pearl
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 203.3 kcal
  • 1 cup couscous pearls
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 lemon (juice and zest)
  • 1 handful fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 cherry tomatoes (optional)
  • 6 black olives cut into slices (optional)
  1. In a saucepan, melt the butter and add the zest of the lemon.
  2. Add the couscous and two cups of water. Season with salt to taste. I recommend 1 tsp of salt.
  3. Take the water to a boil, then lower the heat to low and cover with a lid. Let it cook for 10-15 minutes until the couscous absorbs all the water. Fluff with a fork.
  4. In a small bowl mix the olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic clove minced. Pour this seasoning over the cooked couscous. Toss the fresh chopped parsley as well. Mix to cover the couscous with the dressing.
  5. Add the veggies. In this case, I added some chopped cherry tomatoes and sliced black olives. Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon and Parsley Couscous Pearls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 203.3 Calories from Fat 59
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.6g10%
Saturated Fat 2.4g15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.3g
Cholesterol 7.8mg3%
Sodium 65mg3%
Potassium 77mg2%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 1.8g8%
Sugar 0.1g0%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.