Couscous Pilaf

Couscous Pilaf

This couscous pilaf goes together in a snap! Seasoned with lemon juice that makes the whole dish come alive with a refreshing and bright flavor, this dish will become a favorite side dish when you're in a hurry.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium carrots chopped
  • 1 head broccoli florets chopped
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 cup vegetable broth reduced sodium
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. In a large skillet or wok, sauté the carrots and broccoli until the vegetables begin to become tender, about 10 minutes. If needed, add a little water to prevent the vegetables from sticking to the pan.
  2. Add the vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
  3. Add the couscous, turn off the heat and cover.
  4. Let the couscous sit for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.
  5. Add the spices, lemon juice and season the couscous to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve hot.