Couscous with Tart Cherries Apricots and Cumin

A Moroccan-style couscous dish is enlivened with dried cherries and apricots, and a cumin-spiced lemon and honey dressing. Photo credit: Sommer Collier from A Spicy Perspective.

Serves: Makes 6 (1-cup) servings.
15 mins Prep time 10 mins Cook time
15 mins Prep time
10 mins Cook time
  • Bring water to boil in medium saucepan on high heat. Stir in couscous, cherries and apricots. Remove from heat; cover. Let stand 5 minutes or until liquid has been absorbed. Fluff with a fork. Spoon into large bowl. Cool about 10 minutes, tossing occasionally with a fork. Add tomatoes, parsley and green onions; toss to mix well.

  • Stir lemon juice, oil, honey, cumin, salt, coriander and pepper in small bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Add dressing to couscous mixture; toss to coat well.

  • Sprinkle with pistachios before serving.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 364Calories: 364Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 432mgProtein: 8g
  • Total Fat: 12gFiber: 4g
  • Carbohydrate: 56g