Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sweet Couscous with Nuts and Dried Fruit Recipe

The Hummus Recipes Kitchen (The home of Hummus Recipes & Delicious Middle Eastern Recipes) invites you to try Sweet Couscous with Nuts and Dried Fruit Recipe. Enjoy the Middle Eastern Cuisine and learn how to make Sweet Couscous with Nuts and Dried Fruit.

Cook Time: 2 min | Level: Easy | Yield: 4 to 6 servings


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
1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted and skinned hazelnuts
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, if desired


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.

Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis, 2008
Show: Everyday Italian Episode: Healthy Snacks

More Middle Eastern Recipes:

Middle Eastern Chicken Pot and Butter-Nut Couscous
Roast chicken with couscous & pine nut stuffing
10-minute couscous salad
Summer couscous salad
Herby salmon & couscous parcels
Chicken Tagine with Couscous

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