Fruity Couscous Salad

Originally posted in November 2010. This recipe is a slightly modified version of one I found on allrecipes. com, and it has become my go-to side dish for potlucks (or bring-a-pots, as they are called by some).
  • 1 1/3 cups dry couscous (I use Trader Joe’s Harvest Grains Blend)
  • 2/3 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup packed dried apricots, chopped
  • 2/3 cup  sweetened, dried cranberries or raisins, microwaved in 1 cup water for 1 minute
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced with greens
  • 1 pinch Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • splash of orange juice (optional)


  1. Prepare couscous according to package directions.
  2. Combine all ingredients; toss.
  3. Serve at room temperature or chilled.


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