Apricot Couscous

Apricot Couscous

Serves 4

Perfect for stuffing Couscous-Stuffed Moroccan Cornish Hens or as a delicious accompaniment to tagines or spiced meats and vegetables.

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups couscous
  • 10 dried apricots, chopped
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 green onions, green parts only, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 2 handfuls fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest, finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
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In a small pot, bring water to a boil. Place couscous in a heat-proof medium bowl; pour boiling water over it and stir with a fork to combine. Cover and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes, then uncover and fluff with a fork. In a large bowl, mix apricots, almonds, lemon juice, green onions, mint, cilantro, garlic and lemon zest. Add couscous, olive oil and salt to taste. Toss gently to combine.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:440 calories (110 from fat), 13g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 320mg sodium, 69g carbohydrate (9g dietary fiber, 1g sugar), 14g protein
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