Cherry Almond Couscous

  • Yield: 6 servings


1cup water
1cup orange or apple juice
1 1/2cups uncooked couscous
1tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2cup pitted cherry halves
1/4cup dried cherries
1/4cup sliced almonds
-- Juice of 1 lemon
-- Salt and fresh-ground black pepper, to taste
1/4cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. In a medium saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, bring the water and juice to a boil. Add the couscous and stir into the liquid. Turn off the heat, add the oil, cherries, almonds, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Cover tightly and let sit on the burner 10 minutes.
  2. Remove the cover, stir to fluff the couscous. Stir in the parsley. Serve warm or chilled the following day.  

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 254
  • Fat 5g
  • Saturated Fat .5g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 6mg
  • Carbohydrate 46g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 9g
  • Protein 7g