Couscous with Apricots
(Makes 4-6 servings)
1 1/2 cups couscous
2 cups hot chicken stock
10 dried apricots, chopped
2 scallions, sliced thin, green parts only
1 orange, juiced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves, for garnish
Put the couscous in a medium bowl; pour the hot stock over it and stir to combine. Cover and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Uncover and fluff with a fork. Add the apricots, scallions, and orange juice; drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss gently to combine. Garnish with chopped parsley.
Notes/Results: I used a whole wheat couscous and added just one tablespoon of olive oil but otherwise, I made this recipe as written. It's quick, easy and delicious. It has a nice bright flavor from the orange juice and a little sweetness from the chopped apricots. A great, light, simple side dish for any occasion. I will make it again, maybe adding some pistachios for a bit of crunch.
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I will be heading off to Portland today to visit my family for a week but I am planning to get some posts in--including Souper Sundays where I will be sharing a soup made by my Mom.
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