Side dishes just got a lot more exciting! We combined fresh flavor with frozen food to make a dish that is quick and easy to make but delicious and nutritious. Our Couscous with Peas and Mint recipe makes the perfect side dish for your next big meal.



2 tbsp Best Choice Butter
1 bag of Best Choice Frozen Peas
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 tsp Best Choice Superior Selections Salt
1/4 tsp Clearly by Best Choice Ground Pepper
1 1/4 cup water
1 cup Moroccan couscous
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
2 tsp fresh mint, chopped
5 mint leaves for garnish (optional)


Gather the garlic, mint, and lemon.

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.

Add the frozen peas and cook for 2 minutes.

Place the chopped garlic, salt, and pepper in the pan and continue cooking for 2 minutes.

Add the water and increase the heat to medium-high.

Bring the water to a boil, and then add the couscous.

Stir the contents, cover the pan, and remove it from the heat. Let the contents sit, off the heat, for 5 minutes.

Stir in the lemon juice, zest, and chopped mint.

Fluff the couscous and stir the contents gently with a fork.

Serve the Couscous with Peas and Mint while it’s warm.

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