Couscous With Dried Apricots and Pistachios (Vegan)

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 10 mins

From Bon Appetit, June 1996. For an even healthier version, use whole wheat couscous instead. Accompaniment to chicken, shrimp, grilled tofu, etc. Makes a large serving ideal for your next picnic or potluck!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine broth, olive oil and salt in medium size saucepan. Bring to boil.
  2. Combine the couscous, dried apricots and spices in a large serving bowl. Add the boiling water. Cover immediately and let stand until the water is absorbed; approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Uncover couscous and fluff with fork. Cool.
  4. Bring salad to room temperature and stir in the pistachios, green onions and basil ribbons.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Most Helpful

I really loved this after adding a light sprinkle of Splenda. It was all there flavor wise but I thought that it needed just s touch of sweet to enhance the apricot, cinnamon and allspice. I didn't have the fresh basil but would love to try it when summer comes around. This was very much enjoyed :D.

Annacia February 14, 2010

As with most couscous recipes made in this house, this was a huge hit! A fabulous combination of flavors. The kids finished it off for breakfast. ;) Made for NA*ME Tag.

Elmotoo January 24, 2008