Couscous Apple Pomegranate Salad

couscous apple pomegranate salad

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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Couscous Apple Pomegranate Salad
 
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Type: Salad
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1⅓ cups couscous, uncooked
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1¾ cups water
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • ½ cup raw almonds
Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the couscous and stir until it starts to brown (3-5 minutes).
  3. Add the water and bring to a boil.
  4. Cover and turn the heat down to low. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and uncover, allowing to cool for 10 minutes.
  6. In a large bowl, mix cooled couscous, chopped apples, pomegranate seeds and almonds.
Makes 4 cups

     

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    20 comments

    1. Claire says:

      Mm I love couscous – my favorite is with sun dried tomatoes, a drizzle of the oil that the sun dried tomatoes were in, and a sprinkling of shredded mozzarella, served hot. So yummy.

      Also, love The Food Blog Network! Such a great idea! There are so many resources for fashion bloggers, but very little for food bloggers, so this is awesome. I’m excited to sign up!

    2. Jackie l FoodWineFashion.com says:

      This looks so healthy and delish! My husband is obsessed with couscous so he we love this one.

      Congrats on The Food Blog Network – great idea. I signed our blog up! Let me know if you guys need any help with social media (it is my day job after all!) Would love to help!

      xo Jackie

    3. Su says:

      Hi there Kristianne,
      I am completely in love with your site and I’ve been collecting a lot of your recipes so I can make them at my home.
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    4. Jillian@TheHumbleGourmet says:

      I love Israeli couscous. I like to cook it almost like risotto; very slowly with cheese and herbs. It gets so deliciously creamy.

      I will definitely be signing up for the Food Blogger Network. Congrats on getting it up and running!

    5. Hotly Spiced says:

      Congrats on getting the food blog network up and running. I’ll be sure to take a look at it. I love your couscous salad. That must be Israeli couscous? xx

    6. john@kitchenriffs says:

      I definitely need to take a look at the Food Blog Network! Couscous can be great stuff. I used to live in Morocco, and there it used to be a favorite for big family dinners on Friday (their Sabbath). Your version looks terrific – loads of great flavors. Good stuff – thanks.

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