Israeli Couscous with Brussels Sprouts

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/4 cup Israeli or pearl couscous
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups Brussels sprouts leaves (from 8 ounces Brussels sprouts)
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest, plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

 

Bring water and 1 teaspoon salt to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add couscous, and simmer, covered, until tender, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.

Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium high-sided skillet over high heat. Cook brussels sprouts leaves until tender and lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon zest and juice. Season with salt and pepper.

Stir brussels sprouts leaves into couscous. Stir in remaining tablespoon oil; season with salt and pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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