Couscous with Dried Fruit and Nuts

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 489.5
  • Total Fat: 13.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 305.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 85.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.8 g
  • Protein: 9.8 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    1.5 cups couscous, dry
    1.25 cups warm water
    1/2 tsp salt
    1.5 tbsp roasted almond oil
    1 tbsp olive oil
    1/2 cup dried dates, chopped
    1/2 cup dried mixed berries
    1/3 cup slivered almonds
    1 tsp ground cinnamon
    1.5 tbsp turbino sugar


Makes (4) 1.25-cup servings

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Put the couscous in a bowl. Mix the the water and salt together and pour it over the couscous. Let stand for 10 minutes. Add the almond oil and, using your fingers, rub it through the grains. Set aside.

2. Heat the olive oil in a large pan and stir in the almonds (reserve some for garnish), mixed berries and dates.

3. Cook until the berries plump up, then transfer into the couscous and mix well. Spoon the couscous into an ovenproof dish and cover with foil. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, unitl heated through.

4. Toast the reserved slivered almonds. Pile the couscous on a serving dish and sprinkle with cinnamon, sugar and toasted almonds.

Adapted from The Ultimate Cookbook of Vegan Cooking.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DARKFAERY.

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