July 21, 2011

Bon Appetit Whole Wheat Couscous with Lemon, Peas, and Chives

I love making fish as a main dish, and I try to prepare it at least once a week. However, I am always at a loss as to what to prepare as a side dish, and end up making the same recipes over and over. I have been attempting to remedy this situation and was intrigued when Bon Appetit magazine had a recipe for Whole Wheat Couscous with Lemon, Peas, and Chives.

This recipe actually took longer than the Slow-Baked Salmon I prepared as a main dish. The total time was approximately 25 minutes. I modified this recipe part by neccessity and partly due to forgetting to add an ingredient. I was unable to find whole wheat couscous at my local grocery store, I was able to find one brand of couscous, therefore that was what I purchased. Additionally, my two boys ate all the almonds before I prepared this dish, so I left out the toasted almonds as a topping. Lastly, I prepared the peas and then completely forgot to add then to the recipe before serving, opps!

My family enjoyed this side dish, and it was a great accompaniment to the slow-baked salmon. I loved the lemon flavor and it was a great compliment to the lemon in the salmon. The leftovers heated up great the next day, and would work well as an ingredient in a wrap. My husband preferred this dish without the peas and almonds, he found the texture more to his liking. This recipe would be a great side to any baked fish recipe and is very simple to prepare.

For the recipe go to Bon Appetit Whole Wheat Couscous with Lemon, Peas, and Chives.


  1. Hi there! Just popping over from my site (thanks for the follow!) to let you know I am now following you. Can I say YUM? My husband will be glad I found your site! :)

  2. Love this recipe! I wish my husband would eat couscous!

    Have a good weekend.

  3. Looks yummy! I love both couscous and salmon!

    Note I have moved my blog - I would appreciate a follow there too - thanks!

  4. Looks delicious! New follower from SheSpeaks Blogger Society! Welcome over to

  5. So hungry right now. My stomach is growling, LOL! I love the recipe :-)

  6. Thanks-I make couscous all the time! Just stopping by on the blog hop...

  7. I have half of a steelhead to prepare, this will go perfect, thanks!

  8. @E I'm lucky that my husband will eat just about everything :)

    @Melynda It would go perfectly with steelhead. I wish we had more fish options around here, I love steelhead and haven't had it since I moved.


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