The first time I tried couscous was in Paris. It is quite a popular dish in France, and is usually accompanied by a stew. I love experimenting with couscous because it has such a mild flavor that is pretty much goes well with anything. This couscous apple pomegranate salad recipe is great for breakfast, lunch or as a side dish. I love the texture the almonds give to this couscous salad, and they balance out the sweetness from the apples and pomegranate seeds. I suggest using gala apples, or another sweet apple. Do you have a favorite couscous recipe?
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- 1⅓ cups couscous, uncooked
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1¾ cups water
- 1 cup pomegranate seeds
- 1 apple, chopped
- ½ cup raw almonds
In a small saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
- Add the couscous and stir until it starts to brown (3-5 minutes).
- Add the water and bring to a boil.
- Cover and turn the heat down to low. Simmer for 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and uncover, allowing to cool for 10 minutes.
- In a large bowl, mix cooled couscous, chopped apples, pomegranate seeds and almonds.