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Lemon & Celery Broth Over Israeli Couscous


  • Author: https://mayihavethatrecipe.com
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Cuisine: Kosher / Middle Eastern

Description

Pasta with a Middle Eastern twist! Lemony and slightly sweet, this recipe is a light and refreshing alternative to traditional pasta sauces.


Ingredients

  • CELERY BROTH
  • 10 celery stalks, cleaned and strings removed, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped fresh parsley
  • 5 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 228 ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ISRAELI COUSCOUS
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 3/4 cups dry Israeli couscous
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. In a large soup pot, saute garlic, parsley and celery in olive oil at medium-high heat, for about 10 minutes, until tender
  2. Drain canned diced tomatoes and reserve the liquid. Add tomatoes to the pot and cook at high heat for 10 minutes, stirring frequently
  3. Add salt and sugar, reserved tomato and lemon juice. Bring to a boil and simmer, covered, for 15-20 minutes
  4. In the meantime, prepare the couscous. In a large skillet, saute Israeli couscous in olive oil at medium heat for 5 minutes
  5. Add water and salt, bring to a boil and simmer, covered, for 15-20 minutes until couscous is tender and the water had been absorbed
  6. Spoon a generous amount of broth over warm couscous… and enjoy!
  7. NOTE: Leftover celery broth can be frozen for later use.
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