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Nectarine and Basil Couscous

Photo: Randy Dausch; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)
For fresh and summery flavor, serve Nectarine and Basil Couscous on the side with your favorite main dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup Israeli couscous
  • 1/3 cup chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium nectarine, diced

Nutrition Information

  • calories 143
  • fat 0.4 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 0.0 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 148 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring water to a boil. Add couscous. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 8 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in onion, basil, orange juice, salt, and nectarine.

Cook's Notes

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