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Mediterranean Couscous

This flavorful couscous recipe gets its great flavor from lemon zest, asparagus spears and tomatoes. Best of all, it's on the table in just 25 minutes!

Total Time: 25 Minutes

Serves: 4 people 

Prep Time: 10 Minutes


  • 1 cup Swanson® Chicken Broth (or Vegetable Broth)

  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest

  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, crushed

  • 1/2 pound asparagus spears, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1 1/2 cups)

  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained

  • 3/4 cup uncooked plain couscous


  1. Heat the broth, lemon zest, Italian seasoning, asparagus and tomatoes in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 5 minutes or until the asparagus is tender-crisp.

  2. Stir in the couscous. Cover the saucepan and remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff the couscous with a fork. Season to taste.



  • Try stirring some toasted pine nuts into this dish for crunch.

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