Beautifully tinted a light green color, this is not your average, everyday couscous. It makes an excellent side dish to just about any fare.

Green Tea Couscous

Ingredients

1 T virgin olive oil

4 scallions finely chopped

1 ½ c chicken or vegetable stock

1 single serve bag green tea

2 T honey

1 ½ c couscous

½ c finely chopped mint leaves = couple of handfuls

½ seedless cucumber – peeled and chopped

1 lemon – juiced

1 lime – juiced

Salt and pepper

Preparation

Heat olive oil in pan over medium heat and add the scallion. Season with salt and pepper and sauté 2-3 min. Add stock and bring to a boil, secure tea bag to handle of pot and let steep for 1 min. Remove tea bag, stir in honey and couscous. Turn off heat, stir in mint and cover the pot, Let couscous stand 5 min then fluff with fork and transfer to a serving bowl. Add the cucumber, lemon and lime juices. Season with salt and pepper to taste toss to combine and serve.

Serves 4.

*Recipe and image courtesy of Jasmine Kaloudis, Yoga Teacher, Philadelphia.*