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Orange-Scented Vegetable Couscous

PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
31 min
16 min
15 min
Enjoy this as a vegetarian entrée or side dish. Or, turn it into a one-dish meal: Add chopped cooked chicken breast when you add the peas.


Unsweetened orange juice

1¼ cup(s)

Golden seedless raisins

½ cup(s)

Table salt

¾ tsp

Cumin seeds

½ tsp

Ground ginger

¼ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Ground cinnamon


Uncooked couscous

1 cup(s)

Olive oil

1 tsp

Uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, chopped

Garlic clove(s)

2 clove(s), medium, minced

Uncooked zucchini

2 small, cut into 1/2-inch (1.25cm) wedges

Frozen green peas

½ cup(s), thawed

Slivered almonds

1 Tbsp, or 4 average almonds

Orange zest

1 tsp, grated


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine orange juice, raisins, 1/2 tsp salt, the cumin, ginger, 1/8 tsp pepper and the cinnamon. Bring to a boil.
  2. Add couscous and stir. Cover, remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, heat oil. Sauté onion and garlic until they begin to soften, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add zucchini and cook until vegetables begin to brown, about 3 minutes.
  5. Stir in peas, almonds and remaining salt and pepper. Heat to serving temperature, about 1 minute.
  6. Transfer couscous to a bowl and fluff with fork. Add vegetables and orange zest. Toss to combine.