Whole Wheat Couscous and Pink Beans

Whole Wheat Couscous and Pink Beans

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  • 1 cup whole wheat couscous, prepared according to package directions
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pink beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted in a dry skillet
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Cook couscous according to package directions. Add remaining ingredients, stir and serve.


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