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.
- 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
Toast pistachios over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes; set aside in a small bowl.
In the same pan, toast couscous until it just begins to brown, 3 to 4 minutes, place in large bowl. Add apricots to bowl
Combine water, olive oil and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil.
Pour water mixture into bowl with couscous and apricots. Cover securely with a plate and let sit for 5 minutes.
Fluff couscous with a large fork. Gently mix in reserved pistachios, lemon juice and parsley. Serve warm or cold..