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Carrot Couscous with Fresh Chives

Carrot Couscous with Fresh Chives RecipePhoto: Jan Smith

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup carrot juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup uncooked couscous
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Preparation

Bring first 4 ingredients to a simmer over medium-high heat; gradually stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Drizzle with oil; fluff with a fork. Sprinkle with chives; toss to combine.

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    Carrot juice colors the couscous a vibrant orange, creating an impressive yet simple side dish. You can prepare the couscous a day ahead and reheat it in the microwave before serving.

  • Yield: 2 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving:236
Calories from fat:19%
Fat per serving:4.9g
Saturated fat per serving:0.7g
Monounsaturated fat per serving:3.4g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving:0.6g
Protein per serving:6.4g
Carbohydrates per serving:41.4g
Fiber per serving:3g
Cholesterol per serving:0.0mg
Iron per serving:1mg
Sodium per serving:323mg
Calcium per serving:33mg

Good to Know

Carrots are full of fiber, beta carotene, and vitamin A. They're known for keeping eyes healthy and vision keen. Served over couscous, this is a great side dish or small lunch.

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