Lemon Date Couscous Recipe
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Lemon Date Couscous Recipe

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Couscous is a great carrier for bold flavors and cooks so quickly. It makes a wonderful accompaniment to many main dishes. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
Recommended: 52 Date Night Dinners
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3/4 cup uncooked couscous
  • 1/2 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • Thinly sliced green onions

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 179 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch.


  1. Cook couscous according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the spinach, carrots, dates, almonds, lemon juice, peel, salt and lemon-pepper. Stir in couscous. Garnish with green onions. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Date Couscous in Simple & Delicious February/March 2012, p28

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