Mediterranean Couscous

Feta, golden raisins and olives ramp up the flavor and adds a lively Mediterranean twist making this the perfect side dish.

Mediterranean Couscous

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Serves: 4 Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup chopped shallots
  • 3 cups unsalted chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups couscous
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins (you can also substitute dates)
  • ½ cup olives, cut in half
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta
  • Fresh lemon juice



Melt the butter in a large sauté pan, add the shallots and cook for 3 minutes over medium heat. Add the chicken stock, salt and pepper, raise the heat to high and bring the stock to a boil. Off the heat and add the couscous. Cover the pan and let it sit for 10 minutes.


Put the couscous in a large bowl, add the pine nuts, raisins and feta. Toss to incorporate all the ingredients. Taste and add some fresh lemon juice, about ½ tablespoons, for a little extra zing.


From Barefoot Contessa/Ina Garten

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