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Lemon Garlic Couscous

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This Lemon Garlic Couscous is a delicious side dish that’s low in points!

You can have 1/2 cup for 3 points with blue, green and purple.

It’s the perfect side dish for any type of meat or fish. It’s also great with vegetables.

Couscous is actually a tiny pasta, not a whole grain. I used Moroccan couscous for this recipe. It’s the most common type of couscous found at the grocery store.

It’s really small and cooks fast. This Lemon Garlic Couscous took about 10 minutes to make. That includes prep and cook time.

You could even add some chicken and Parmesan cheese to it and make it a meal!

This is all you need for this recipe:

  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Chicken broth
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Parsley
  • Couscous

Most of the ingredients are things I always have on hand.

To make the couscous I started by melting the butter in a pan then adding the minced garlic. I let that cook for about 30 seconds.

Next I added the chicken broth, lemon juice, salt and parsley. I brought it to a boil then stirred in the couscous.

Put a lid on the pan and remove it from the heat. Let it sit for 5 minutes then fluff it with a fork. That’s it! It’s one of the easiest recipes you will ever make.

Lemon Garlic Couscous
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Yield: 6 servings (3 points per serving for blue, green and purple. Each serving is approximately 1/2 cup.)

  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 cup couscous
  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

  2. Add the chicken broth, lemon juice, salt and parsley. Bring to a boil then stir in the couscous.

  3. Cover the pan with a lid and remove from heat. Let sit for 5 minutes then fluff with a fork.

Here are some more delicious side dishes:

Sauteed Cabbage with Bacon

Green Bean Fries

Squash Casserole

Greek Orzo Salad

If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out.

If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!

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