Couscous with Apples, Cranberries and Almonds

I absolutely love the blend of flavors in this dish-Apples, cranberries and almonds..Can you imagine that? There is a lot of crunchiness to the dish and the apples add the subtle fruity flavor...


2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups Israeli couscous
4 cups Veg broth;The original recipe calls for Chicken Stock
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 McIntosh Apple, sliced and cubed (The original recipe calls for a green apple)
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
  • Heat the olive oil in a saucepan.
  • Add the couscous and cook until it is slightly brown.
  • Add the veg broth and simmer until the couscous is cooked/soft but not mushy.
  • Toss with parsley, rosemary, cranberries, apple and almonds
For the vinaigrette:
  • Combine Apple Cider Vinegar, Maple syrup, Olive Oil , Salt and Pepper
  • Pour it over the couscous and mix in the toasted almonds
  • To toast the almonds, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the almonds in a single layer and toast them for 8 min.


Have fun


Prathibha said...

Nice bowl...lovely salad..

Rachana said...

A flavourful dish! Loved the recipe :-)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum! lovely click!

G.Pavani said...

tempting n healthy couscous..n nice click

Radhika said...

Looks simple and hearty.

Sayantani said...

wonderful dish with so many fresh flavours. between what variety of couscous is that? the grains look bigger than the variety we get here.

Priya said...

Wow never thought of making these sort of dish using apples and cranberris with couscous..droolworthy dish..

5 Star Foodie said...

Such a delicious couscous with the addition of apples and almonds!

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Angie's Recipes said...

This couscous salad looks extremely delicious.

Parita said...

Lovely! looks yumm!

Rajee said...

Love the couscous salad, a healthy and refreshing dish.

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hiii first time here....wonderful recipes....yummy treats....happy to follow visit my space..


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