Couscous With Apples, Cranberries and Herbs

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

From Giada De Laurentiis. Barley or orzo may be used in place of the Israeli couscous, which is a larger grain. If using orzo rinse quickly after cooking to remove residual starch.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil on medium-high heat. Add the couscous and cook, stirring occasionally until slightly browned and aromatic, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 to12 minutes or until the liquid has evaporated. Transfer the cooked couscous to a large bowl; set aside to cool. Add the parsley, rosemary, thyme, apple, dried cranberries and almonds.
  3. While couscous is cooking, prepare vinaigrette. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, maple syrup, salt and pepper. Whisk in the olive oil until smooth. Pour the vinaigrette over the couscous; toss to coat evenly.


Most Helpful

GailAnn, this was truly delicious! I subbed honey for the maple syrup, otherwise made as directed. I'll be making this again! Thanks for posting! Made for I RECCOMEND, 2012

pammyowl November 14, 2012

I useed pearl couscous which from google searches is similar. I did have to replace half the dried cranberries with sultanas but otherw9se made as per recipe for a 2 serves but found that was plenty for 3 of us and a serve still left over. Thank you gailanng, made for Everyday A Holiday.

I'mPat December 23, 2011

This speaks SUMMER to me! So lovely & light with all the fresh herbs. I'm not even gonna wait for the family to try it, this ROCKS! The Israeli couscous did not absorb all the liquid so I drained it &then decided to rinse it to cool off quickly. It still had a great flavor imparted from the chicken broth. Like Pammyowl I used honey (personal preference). I used Pink Lady apples, although I'll bet the tartness of a granny smith apples would complement the sweetness of the craisins & honey. I did not toast the sliced almonds . Serving with grilled chicken.

Chicagoland Chef du Jour June 18, 2013

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