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Lemon Couscous Pudding

30 MINUTES OR LESS Good for dessert, this dish also makes for a cheery wake-up in the morning. Select your favorite lemon cookies or lemon bars as an after-dinner pairing, or serve lemon-flavored muffins for breakfast. Chilled, tart lemonade underscores the citrus accent.

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30 MINUTES OR LESS

Good for dessert, this dish also makes for a cheery wake-up in the morning. Select your favorite lemon cookies or lemon bars as an after-dinner pairing, or serve lemon-flavored muffins for breakfast. Chilled, tart lemonade underscores the citrus accent.

Servings
serving

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice, preferably fresh
  • 1/3 cup sugar, or to taste
  • 1 tsp. lemon extract
  • Grated zest 1 lemon
  • 1 10-oz. box quick-cooking couscous
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups (about 7 oz.) green seedless grapes
  • 3 8-oz. containers nonfat lemonyogurt or lemon-flavored soy yogurt
  • 6 kiwis, peeled and cubed
  • Mint leaves for garnish, optional

Preparation

  1. Combine water, lemon juice, sugar, lemon extract and lemon zest in large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook couscous according to package directions.
  2. Place almonds and grapes in large serving bowl, preferably glass. When couscous done, spoon into bowl, and toss with grapes and almonds, making sure that couscous is fluffy. Spoon yogurt over top, and sprinkle on kiwi cubes and mint leaves for garnish, if using.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size SERVES 8
  • Calories 360
  • Carbohydrate Content 68 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 5 g
  • Fiber Content 5 g
  • Protein Content 12 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 65 mg
  • Sugar Content 36 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g