In My Kitchen: Lemon Broccoli Couscous [VEGAN]

Part of my journey to healthier eating has been eating more grains, and less white-flour pasta. It’s amazing how many different things you can mix with couscous for entirely different dishes!

My favorite combination involves steamed broccoli, fresh lemon juice and savory vegetable broth.

You’ll need:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 heads fresh broccoli florets, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup uncooked couscous
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 lemon zest
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground oregano


  1. In a large bowl, steam broccoli with some water. Drain, mix with olive oil and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, cook couscous in vegetable broth, adding more broth as needed. Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice and seasonings. Cook until liquid is absorbed and couscous is cooked, 5-10 minutes.
  3. Fluff with a fork. Stir in broccoli and serve.

Source: Adapted from a recipe by Taste of Home

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