This is a very easy, delicious, and eye-catching couscous recipe from Tyler Florence. It makes a great side for chicken tagine or kebabs.
Ingredients (4-6 servings)
2 tblsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 small red onion, small dice
1/4 cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup whole almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped
1 cup couscous
1 1/2 cups chicken stock, warm
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
2 scallions, green parts only, thinly sliced
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped
1/2 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped
Salt and fresh pepper
1. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the red onion, apricots and almonds and saute gently over low heat until translucent and slightly fragrant.
2. Add the couscous then pour in the warm chicken broth. Stir with a fork to combine, add lemon zest and cover. Let sit for 10 minutes, then uncover, add the scallions, mint and cilantro. Fluff with a fork again. Season with salt and pepper. Toss gently. Serve family style and garnish with fresh cilantro.