Lemon and Pomegranate Couscous

Lemon and Pomegranate Couscous

Lemon and Pomegranate Couscous

Chef Tom
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Course Side Dish
Servings 4 people
Calories 450 kcal


  • 1 large pomegranate
  • 7 oz couscous
  • 9 fl oz pints boiling low sodium chicken stock
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 lemons juice only
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp fresh mint chopped


  • Cut the pomegranates in half and scoop out the seeds using a teaspoon and remove the white membrane around the seeds.
  • Place the couscous in a bowl. Pour the boiling stock or water onto the couscous and and mix in the olive oil and lemon juice. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Cover tightly with plastic wrap and allow the couscous to sit in a warm place for 5-10 minutes, or until the liquid has been absorbed. Remove the plastic and fluff the grains with a fork. Allow the couscous to cool completely.
  • Stir the chopped mint and pomegranate seeds into the couscous. Add more olive oil, salt, pepper and mint to taste.


Sodium: 11mgCalcium: 45mgVitamin C: 37mgVitamin A: 212IUSugar: 11gFiber: 7gPotassium: 352mgCalories: 450kcalSaturated Fat: 3gFat: 22gProtein: 8gCarbohydrates: 57gIron: 1mg
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