Couscous with Apricots & Pistachios


Couscous with Apricots & Pistacios

When you've got whole grain couscous, dried apricots, and pistachios stored properly in your pantry, this Middle Eastern-flavored dish can be prepared in minutes.

Course Side Dish
Servings 6 servings
Calories 326 kcal


  • 1 cup raw, unsalted pistachio meats chopped
  • 2 cups whole wheat couscous
  • 2/3 cup dried apricots chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp lemon-juice fresh squeezed
  • 1/4 cup parsley chopped


  1. Toast pistachios over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes; set aside in a small bowl.

  2. In the same pan, toast couscous until it just begins to brown, 3 to 4 minutes, place in large bowl. Add apricots to bowl

  3. Combine water, olive oil and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil.

  4. Pour water mixture into bowl with couscous and apricots. Cover securely with a plate and let sit for 5 minutes.

  5. Fluff couscous with a large fork. Gently mix in reserved pistachios, lemon juice and parsley. Serve warm or cold..