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Israeli Couscous with Fresh Peas and Mint

Thomas J. Story
Total time 15 mins
Yield Makes 6 to 8 servings
Also known as pearl couscous, Israeli couscous has an appealing tender-chewy texture.


  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups Israeli couscous
  • 1 cup fresh peas
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 224
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • protein 9.3 g
  • fat 0.5 g
  • satfat 0.1 g
  • carbohydrate 45 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • sodium 253 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring broth and 1 cup water to a boil in a medium pan. Stir in couscous and peas. Lower heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently, until couscous and peas are tender, 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Stir in mint and cook 1 minute. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Cook's Notes

Frozen peas may be substituted for fresh, but if you use frozen, stir them in at the last minute, along with the mint.