Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis
Episode: Healthy Snacks
Sweet Couscous with Nuts and Dried Fruit
Total:
14 min
Active:
2 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
14 min
Active:
2 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 1/3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups (about 1 pound) couscous
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, if desired

Directions

In a medium saucepan, combine the water, sugar, cranberries, apricots, and cherries. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar has dissolved, about 2 minutes. Stir in the couscous and remove the pan from the heat. Cover the pan with a tight fitting lid until the couscous has absorbed all of the cooking liquid, about 5 to 7 minutes.

Using a fork, fluff the couscous to break up any lumps. Add the almonds and hazelnuts and toss. Spread the mixture evenly on a baking sheet until completely cooled, about 10 minutes.

Transfer the couscous to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.

Serving Suggestion: Drizzle the couscous with 1/4 cup of extra-virgin olive oil for a moister texture.

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