Enjoy the light combination of tangy lemons and crunchy broccoli with this easy-to-make side dish. Paired with pasta, burgers and more, it makes for a delicious addition to any meal!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Serves: 6


  • 1 Tb. olive oil
  • 4 cups of fresh broccoli florets, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup whole wheat couscous, uncooked
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 ¼ cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. basil, dried
  • ¼ tsp. coarsely ground pepper
  • ¼ Tb. slivered almonds, toasted


  • 1

    Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add in the broccoli; cook and stir until crisp-tender.
  • 2

    Add couscous and garlic. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes longer.
  • 3

    Stir in broth, lemon zest, lemon juice and seasonings and bring to a boil.
  • 4

    Remove from the heat and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes, covered until broth is absorbed.
  • 5

    Sprinkle with almonds and serve.

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