Couscous with Dried Apricots and Pine Nuts

Couscous with Dried Apricots and Pine Nuts

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Total: 22 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

This side dish of fluffy couscous is complimented by sweet dried apricots and buttery toasted pine nuts.


  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, about 1-1/2 ounces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup plain couscous
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Toast the pine nuts by placing into a large saucepan with the olive oil over medium-low heat and cook, stirring frequently, for 4 minutes until golden and fragrant. Remove the nuts and set aside.
  2. Add the onion and sauté for 3 minutes, then stir in the dried apricots and cook the mixture for an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Pour in the broth and add a few pinches of salt and pepper, then bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Stir in the couscous, cover the pan and remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes, and then sprinkle in the toasted pine nuts and fluff the mixture with a fork.


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