This simple side is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Use whatever tender herbs you have on hand. Parsley and cilantro make fine substitutions for mint.
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It was so so so so good. AND very easy. OK, I'm a beginner and forgot the tablespoon of oil at the end - didn't miss it at all and, of course, it was much healthier without it! ALSO, I forgot to put the salt in when the couscous was cooking and so added 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt at end. That was plenty. It didn't need the extra quarter teaspoon. I used 1/2 fresh mint and 1/2 fresh cilantro. I added a bit more raisins since I like them. I didn't have the pomegranate but was delicious without it. I guess I could have tried to replace with dried cranberries. We gobbled this up. I can't believe how bland a cook I have been for decades. I wish I had discovered this magazine years earlier.
Outstanding! A perfect blend of textures and flavors -- lemony with a touch of sweetness in the raisins and tartness in the pomegranate.
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