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Couscous with Peas and Feta

Couscous with Peas and Feta

Quick cooking couscous pairs up with peas and a whole lot of healthful herbs plus pine nuts and feta cheese. Couscous with Peas and Feta is very healthful and very satisfying!

Ingredients

2-1/4 cups water
1-1/2 cup couscous
2 tablespoons olive oil
1-1/2 teaspoon lemon zest (yellow part only)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon frozen peas
3/4 cup salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup frozen tiny green peas, thawed
1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
2/3 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
1/3 cup chopped fresh mint
3 tablespoons toasted pine nuts

Directions

Boil the water and remove from heat. Add couscous; let stand ten minutes. Transfer to serving bowl.

Mix together oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and cayenne pepper. Stir into couscous with a fork.

Add the peas, onion, feta and mint, toss gently. Cover and chill for two hours or overnight. Stir in pine nuts just before serving.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 4 servings. Serving size: 1/2 cup

Nutrition Nibbles

Couscous. Couscous is a good low-fat source of complex carbohydrates. A 1-ounce serving (about 3 tablespoons dry) contains only 95 calories, very little fat or sodium, and it is a source of potassium, good carbs and 3.2g protein.

Peas Peas. One-half cup of cooked peas provides more than 10 grams of dietary fiber. A high fiber diet may help prevent heart disease and some cancers. Peas are also a good source of Vitamin C, A, and folate. Peas also contain the important antioxidants zinc and selenium.

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