Nectarine and Basil Couscous

Nectarine and Basil Couscous Recipe
Photo: Randy Dausch; Styling: Lindsey Lower
For fresh and summery flavor, serve Nectarine and Basil Couscous on the side with your favorite main dish.


Serves 4 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

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Nutritional 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


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


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.


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