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15 minutes
4 servings
Adjust servings
dairy-free
gluten-free
(?)
Has gluten from:
whole wheat pearl couscous
kid friendly
has meat
has pasta
has seafood
mediterranean
vegan
vegetarian
pescetarian
paleo
(?)
Not paleo due to:
whole wheat pearl couscous
This recipe has no customizations.
 
Bon Appétit
This recipe fits right into a balanced diet.
 
Nutrition Rating Details
Here are the percentages used to determine the nutritional rating for this recipe:
• Calcium: 0.2% of RDA
• Calories: 43.2% of RDA
• Carbs: 15.1% of RDA
• Fat (total lipid): 12.2% of RDA
• Fiber: 28.3% of RDA
• Fructose: 0.0% of RDA
• Protein: 6.7% of RDA
• Sodium: 47.4% of RDA
• Sugar: 3.0% of RDA
• Vitamin A (IU): 13.8% of RDA
• Vitamin B6: 1.4% of RDA
• Vitamin C: 8.1% of RDA
• Iron: 0.5% of RDA
• Magnesium: 0.3% of RDA
• Manganese: 0.1% of RDA
• Niacin: 1.4% of RDA
• Potassium: 2.3% of RDA
• Zinc: 0.3% of RDA
If all nutritional components are less than 50% of RDA (and all vitamins and minerals are less than 400% of RDA) the recipe gets a “Bon Appétit” rating.
 
INGREDIENTS
Amount
Measure
Ingredient
 
1
cup
 
6
ounces, weight
Pitted and sliced.
 
2
tbsp
Chopped.
 
2
tbsp
Drained, rinsed, chopped.
 
 
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PREPARATION
1.
Place couscous in a dry pot over medium heat. Toast for a few minutes, tossing often, just until slightly darkened.
2.
Add 1 cup water, cover, and simmer on low for about 7-8 minutes.
3.
Meanwhile, drain the olives. Slice, if necessary.
4.
When couscous is done, it will be tender, but not mushy. Drain off any excess water.
5.
Combine couscous with olives and parsley.
6.
Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.
NOTES, TIPS, TRICKS, HINTS, ETC:
It's best to keep this neutral (underseasoned a bit), especially if serving with a flavorful or spicy tagine.
 
 
NUTRITION
This recipe has the following nutrient totals:
Calories 864
Protein 7.59 g
Carbohydrates 41.6 g
Iron 0.10 mg
Fiber 7.91 g
Calcium 1.68 mg
(plus many more nutrients)
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