Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

From a saved page of an old Gourmet Magazine. I prefer to use Israeli couscous, the pearl type, however you need to check package directions for additional cooking time. This was a great side dish for "Marinated Lamb Chops" Marinated Lamb Chops. I also used kalamata olives and skipped the salt.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook garlic in oil in 2-3 quart wide heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until golden, 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add water and salt and bring to boil.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients, cover pan and remove from heat.
  4. Let stand 5 minutes.
  5. Fluff with fork.
Most Helpful

5 5

Used chicken broth , and my own brined olives. Loved it, and wouldn't change anything! Made for Aussie swap august 2012

4 5

This made for a perfectly fluffy and pretty tasty couscous. We eat a lot of couscous and although like I said, it was fluffy and tasty, it just didn't make me personally go WOW!

5 5

Love this dish, and especially appreciate the fact it is ready in just a few minutes. I made it as written, but can imagine adding more lemon zest and perhaps a tablespoon of butter (bad Peggy). Served as a side to pan-fried fish and salad. Will make this often.