Couscous with Honeyed Almonds and Lemon

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1/4 cup blanched slivered almonds
1 tablespoon honey
2 cups water
1 (8.8 ounce) package Israeli couscous
2 teaspoons lemon zest
salt to taste


Toast almonds in a skillet over medium heat until the nuts just began to brown. Stir in the honey making sure to coat the nuts.

Spread the mixture on tin foil to cool; when the almonds have cooled completely break into small pieces.

Bring water to a boil in a 2 quart or larger sauce pan and stir in the couscous. Cover the pot and and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until all the liquid has been absorbed. Remove from heat and stir in the almonds, lemon zest, and salt.