Carrot Couscous with Fresh Chives

Carrot Couscous with Fresh Chives Photo: Jan Smith


  • 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


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.

    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
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 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
Carbohydrate 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.