Lemon Date Couscous

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


4 servings

Updated: Nov. 20, 2023
Couscous is a great way to deliver bold flavors, and it cooks so quickly. This makes a wonderful accompaniment to all sorts of main dishes. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
Lemon Date Couscous Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • Thinly sliced green onions


  1. Cook couscous according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the spinach, carrots, dates, almonds, lemon juice, zest, salt and lemon pepper. Stir in couscous. Garnish with green onions.

Nutrition 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.