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Apricot Couscous

Serves 4
Time 25 min
Perfect for stuffing Couscous-Stuffed Moroccan Cornish Hens or as a delicious accompaniment to tagines or spiced meats and vegetables.
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cup couscous
  • 10 dried apricots, chopped
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 green onions, green parts only, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
Method

In a small pot, bring 1 1/2 cups 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 until tender, about 12 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.

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  • 1 1/2 cup couscous
  • 10 dried apricots, chopped
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 green onions, green parts only, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt