Israeli Couscous with Asparagus, Peas, and Sugar Snaps Recipe

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Israeli Couscous with Asparagus, Peas, and Sugar Snaps
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  1. Whisk 2 tablespoons oil, lemon juice, 1 garlic clove, and lemon peel in small bowl; set dressing aside. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add couscous, sprinkle with salt, and sauté until most of couscous is golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add 1 3/4 cups broth, increase heat, and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until liquid is absorbed and couscous is tender, about 10 minutes, adding more broth by tablespoonfuls if too dry.
  2. Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in heavy large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add asparagus, sugar snap peas, green peas, and remaining garlic clove. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; sauté until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Transfer vegetables to large bowl.
  3. Add couscous to bowl with vegetables. Drizzle dressing over. Add chives and cheese; toss. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Test-kitchen tip: To trim asparagus, hold onto the top of the stalk with one hand and bend the bottom of the stalk with your other hand. The stalk will snap, separating the woody end from the tender top.
  5. Ingredient tip: Some sugar snap peas have a tough string running along the top of the pod. To remove it, snap off the leaf end and pull the string.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 233.13 Kcal (976 kJ)
Calories from fat 138.68 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.41g 24%
Cholesterol 8.05mg 3%
Sodium 771.65mg 32%
Potassium 230.82mg 5%
Total Carbs 17.09g 6%
Sugars 4.22g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3.05g 12%
Protein 7.58g 15%
Vitamin C 33.8mg 56%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 13%
Iron 36.3mg 202%
Calcium 119.7mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 89.65 Kcal (375 kJ)
Calories from fat 53.33 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.93g 24%
Cholesterol 3.1mg 3%
Sodium 296.75mg 32%
Potassium 88.77mg 5%
Total Carbs 6.57g 6%
Sugars 1.62g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1.17g 12%
Protein 2.91g 15%
Vitamin C 13mg 56%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 13%
Iron 13.9mg 202%
Calcium 46mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.3
  • 6

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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