More Great Recipes: Main Dish


Couscous with Pistachios and Apricots


User Avatar
Member since 2020
Got a question about this recipe?
Use our BakeBot Ai Chat for instant answers.
No Video

"main dish."

Serves 2-4 | Prep Time 20 minutes | Cook Time 10 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

This is a great and unique recipe.


Ingredients You'll Need

1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 10-ounce box of couscous, about 1 1/3 cups
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
1/2 cup shelled raw pistachios*
10 dried apricots, chopped
1/3 cup chopped parsley
Optional 2 teaspoons harissa


Directions

1. Soak chopped onion in lemon juice: Place the chopped onion in a small bowl. Pour the lemon juice over the onions, set aside and let the onions soak in the lemon juice.


2. Toast pistachios: Toast the pistachios in a small pan on medium-high heat until lightly browned and fragrant. (Take care when toasting nuts, they can burn quickly if you don't pay attention!) Remove from heat and place into a small bowl to cool.


3. Cook the couscous: Put 2 cups of water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Add one tablespoon of olive oil and one teaspoon of salt to the water. Once the salt dissolves, stir in the couscous, turn off the heat and cover the pot. Move the pot off the hot burner and let the couscous steam, covered, for 5-6 minutes.


4. Combine ingredients to make salad: Scoop out the couscous into a large bowl and fluff with a fork. Stir in the harissa, if using. Stir in the pistachios, chopped apricots and parsley. Stir in the red onion and lemon juice. Add one more tablespoon of olive oil, stir well and add salt to taste. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Pairs Well With

French baguette


Questions, Comments & Reviews


'CHEF' the Film Cookbook: Recipes from El Jefe
By CHEF the Film

7 Recipes

11886 Downloads
FREE
Disney's Tinker Bell Secret of the Wings Cookbook
By BakeSpace Fairies

6 Recipes

489 Downloads
FREE
The Official "Burnt" Movie Cookbook
By Burnt Movie Cookbook

7 Recipes

51226 Downloads
FREE
Mixed Berry Tart
Mixed Berry Tart
Slutty Brownies
Slutty Brownies
Torta Cubana
Torta Cubana
Hi, I'm BakeBot!

Got cooking questions? I've got answers!

For a customized chat, select response style: Home Cook, Pro Cook, or Adventurous (with a side of sass)

I can also help modify any recipe on BakeSpace.

Ask away!
Want to create a recipe? Try our BakeBot AI Recipe Maker!