Israeli Couscous with Peas Galore


The best part about this salad: It gets better each and every day it sits, marinades, and melds together. That, and the fact that it doesn’t require much effort, or time in the kitchen.
This recipe comes from Jewish Veg supporter Emily Levenson. You can find other delicious recipes at Emily's Website,


Prep time
20 minutes
Cooking time
20 minutes
Total time
40 minutes


4 tablespoons
olive oil
2 tablespoons
lemon juice (equals juice from 1/2 lemon)
2 cloves
garlic (minced)
1⁄2 teaspoon
lemon peel (finely grated)
1 1⁄3 cup
Israeli couscous (equivalent to one typical package)
1 3⁄4 cup
vegetable broth
1⁄3 cup
frozen peas
1⁄3 cup
sugar snap peas (thinly sliced)
1⁄3 cup
snow peas (thinly sliced)


Whisk 2 tablespoons oil, lemon juice, 1 garlic clove, and lemon peel in small bowl; set dressing aside.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add couscous, sprinkle with salt, and sauté until most of couscous is golden brown, about 5 minutes.

Add 1 3/4 cups broth, increase heat, and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until liquid is absorbed and couscous is tender, about 10 minutes, adding more broth by tablespoonfuls if too dry.

Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in heavy large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add snow peas, sugar snap peas, green peas, and remaining garlic clove. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; sauté until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Transfer vegetables to large bowl.

Add couscous to bowl with vegetables. Drizzle dressing over. Season with salt and pepper.

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