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Lemon Date Couscous

 Lemon Date Couscous
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
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • Cook couscous according to package directions.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 179 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 104 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 2-1/2 starch.