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Couscous with Apricots, Pistachios, and Lime

October 19, 2012
  • Serves 4
  • 2 cups dry couscous
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • juice and zest of one lime
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dried apricot
  • 2 tablespoons yellow raisins
  • 1 tablespoon currants
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds, lightly toasted
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped scallions
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup pistachios, toasted and roughly chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
In This Recipe
  1. Bring vegetable broth to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in olive oil, couscous, apricots, raisins, and currants.
  2. Remove from heat, cover, and allow to stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Fluff couscous with a fork, and stir in additional ingredients, adding salt and pepper to taste.

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Anna Hezel

Recipe by: Anna Hezel

I come to Brooklyn from Buffalo, New York, via Sarah Lawrence College. I work in book publishing, but I have always loved cooking and throwing parties.