Couscous With Pine Nuts and Currants

Recipe by thesinglebite
READY IN: 25mins
YIELD: 2 cups


  • 2
    teaspoons earth balance vegan butter
  • 1
    small shallot, finely chopped (approx. 1/4 cup)
  • 1
    cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • 12
    cup whole wheat couscous
  • 14
    cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 14
  • 14
    teaspoon salt


  • Melt butter in a small saucepan. Add chopped shallot and simmer for about 2-3 minutes, stirring a few times.
  • Add vegetable broth and bring to boil. Once boiling remove from heat and add couscous. Give it a quick stir and cover. Let it sit covered for 10 minutes.
  • While it's sitting toast pine nuts. Put the pine nuts in a small pan and cook over low-medium heat for about 3-5 minutes, until the nuts are fragrant. Shake the pan around a few times too.
  • Lastly, add the pine nuts and currants to the couscous and stir to combine everything.
  • * TIP - You can buy the pine nuts and currants in the bulk section of Whole Foods or some supermarkets so that way you don't have to get more than need.