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couscous served in a white bowl and garnished with asparagus pieces, shredded carrots, raisins, and diced red bell pepper

Fluffy Couscous with Asparagus and Golden Raisins

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Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Tender carrots and asparagus, plus sweet-tart golden raisins mixed with fluffy and delicious couscous.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Algerian
Servings: 5
Calories: 266


  • Stove


  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup asparagus pieces, diagonally cut; each piece should be about 1-inch long
  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 cup couscous, whole wheat works great too
  • cup golden raisins
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  • In a 2.5 quart saucepan or larger, combine chicken broth, shredded carrots, asparagus, peppers, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, coriander, cumin, and pepper; set over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and stir in couscous and raisins.
  • Cover and let stand 5 minutes.
  • Fluff with a fork.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Fluffy Couscous with Asparagus and Golden Raisins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Sodium 513mg21%
Potassium 347mg10%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 4203IU84%
Vitamin C 23mg28%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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