Minted Couscous with Toasted Pine Nuts

A delicious mix of color, flavor and texture.

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A delicious mix of color, flavor and texture.



  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 Tbs. onion soup mix
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 3 cups whole wheat couscous
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup dried currants
  • 3 Tbs. chopped fresh chives
  • 3 Tbs. chopped fresh mint leaves


Toast pine nuts in dry saucepan or skillet over medium heat, shaking often to prevent burning, and cook until fragrant and brown. Remove from heat, and set aside.

Combine water, soup mix and olive oil in saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir in couscous, peas, currants, chives and mint. Remove from heat, cover and let stand 5 minutes. Transfer to serving bowl, fluff mixture with fork, sprinkle with pine nuts and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 347
  • Carbohydrate Content 73 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 5 g
  • Fiber Content 11 g
  • Protein Content 12 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 122 mg
  • Sugar Content 13 g