Lemon and Cilantro Couscous

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine African
Servings 4 servings
Calories 171.95 kcal


  • Stove


  • 1 cup vegetable broth ***Click on our Homemade Vegetable Broth link
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice fresh squeezed, no added sugar or preservatives
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt to taste


  • In a large stock pot with a lid, add vegetable broth and water. Bring to a slow simmer, remove from the heat, stir well, cover, and let sit for 10 minutes or until soft. Fluff with a fork.
  • Add in lemon juice and cilantro. Season with sea salt to taste.

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Nutrition with Essential Amino Acids

Nutrition Facts
Lemon and Cilantro Couscous
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 171.95 Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.29g0%
Saturated Fat 0.05g0%
Sodium 84.93mg4%
Potassium 135.39mg4%
Carbohydrates 35.9g12%
Fiber 2.42g10%
Sugar 0.92g1%
Protein 5.73g11%
Vitamin A 173.33IU3%
Vitamin B1 0.07mg5%
Vitamin B2 0.02mg1%
Vitamin B3 1.52mg8%
Vitamin B5 0.57mg6%
Vitamin B6 0.09mg5%
Vitamin C 9.03mg11%
Vitamin E 0.11mg1%
Vitamin K 3.6µg3%
Calcium 20.35mg2%
Copper 0.1mg5%
Folate 16.88µg4%
Iron 0.71mg4%
Manganese 0.35mg18%
Magnesium 22.62mg6%
Phosphorus 80.27mg8%
Selenium 0.13µg0%
Zinc 0.38mg3%
Ess-Methionine 86.41mg
Ess-Tryptophan 71.39mg
Ess-Threonine 146.64mg
Ess-Phenylalanine 270.06mg
Ess-Arginine 205.06mg
Ess-Lysine 108.42mg
Ess-Leucine 380.27mg
Ess-Isoleucine 215.29mg
Ess-Histidine 113.06mg
Ess-Valine 237.87mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Some amino acids levels are estimated, some product manufacturers do not supply amino acid values. The value source usda.gov.

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