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Pearl Couscous

Also known as Israeli couscous, this grain works as a hot or cold preparation. Dress with olive oil and lemon zest for hot or toss with a vinaigrette and herbs for cold.

Serves 6
Ready in 20 mins
Prep time 5 mins
Cooking time 15 mins
277 calories per serving


> 3 tbsp olive oil
> 2 cups pearl (Israeli) couscous
> 3 cups water


In a heavy-duty medium pot, heat the oil on medium-high. Add couscous and cook 2–4 min., until slightly golden, stirring constantly.
Into the pot, add 3 cups water and salt. Bring to a boil, cover with a lid, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until water is absorbed, 10–12 min.
Let couscous stand 5 min. and then fluff with a fork.

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