This Couscous with Raisins and Almonds is a light and tasty side dish or meal starter you’re sure to love. This dish pairs beautifully with grilled or baked chicken or beef as a side, or just chop your protein up and mix it in to make it one dish! It’s also super easy to make this into a vegetarian main course. Just add chickpeas or the meatless protein of your choice.
Not only is this couscous easy to make and so versatile, it’s delicious! I love how light and fresh the flavors are in this dish. The couscous has a bit of sweetness from the raisins, carrots, and orange, and it’s also a bit savory from the chicken broth, salt, pepper, and parsley. The textures are great, from the tiny grains of couscous to the juicy, plump raisins, to the crunch of the almonds. Better still, I almost always have all these ingredients on hand (not always fresh parsley, but if you substitute a little less and use dried I won’t tell) so it’s easy to whip up as needed. Each tasty serving of this Couscous with Raisins and Almonds is just 185 calories or 6 WW Freestyle SmartPoints. Just add your preferred cooked protein and you have a meal ready!