Couscous with Lemon and Pistachios

A different way to serve couscous.  Even if you hate brown rice and won't go near whole wheat bread, try whole wheat couscous anyway.  The flavor is mild enough that even theHubby eats it.  'Nuf said.

Couscous with Lemon and Pistachio Nuts
Serves 4 as a sidedish

1 1/3 cup water
2 Tbl. margarine or olive oil
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 cup whole wheat couscous
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
1/2 cup hulled salted pistachio nuts, coarsely chopped
4 thin lemon slices, for garnish (optional)

Combine water, margarine and salt in a 1-quart saucepan.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

Stir in couscous, cover and remove from heat.  Allow to sit for 5 minutes.

Using a fork, gently stir in lemon juice, pepper and pistachio nuts.

Looks even better with the lemon garnish ... promise.
Serve hot, garnished if desired with the lemon slices.