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Mediterranean Couscous

An image of Mediterranean Couscous made with Swanson® Broth, asparagus, tomatoes and couscous.
  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 20 min
  • serves: 4 people

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


  • 1 cup Swanson® Vegetable Broth or Chicken 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


  • Tips

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

  • Step 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.

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Made With

Calories 155
Total Fat 0 g
Sat. Fat 0.1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 323 mg
Total Carb 31 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugar 4 g
Protein 6 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 12 %DV
Potassium 8 %DV
Calories 0
Total Fat 0 g
Sat. Fat 0.0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 0 mg
Total Carb 0 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugar 0 g
Protein 0 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 0 %DV
Potassium 8 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.