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Minted Couscous with Toasted Pine Nuts

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Nutritional Information

SERVES 8

Amount Per SERVING:

Calories 347
Protein 12g
Total fat 5g
Carbs 73g
Cholesterol mg
Sodium 122mg
Fiber 11g
Sugars 13g

A delicious mix of color, flavor and texture.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 Tbs. onion soup mix
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 3 cups whole wheat couscous
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup dried currants
  • 3 Tbs. chopped fresh chives
  • 3 Tbs. chopped fresh mint leaves

Directions

  1. Toast pine nuts in dry saucepan or skillet over medium heat, shaking often to prevent burning, and cook until fragrant and brown. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  2. Combine water, soup mix and olive oil in saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir in couscous, peas, currants, chives and mint. Remove from heat, cover and let stand 5 minutes. Transfer to serving bowl, fluff mixture with fork, sprinkle with pine nuts and serve immediately.
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