Sweet and Savory Couscous

Here, sweet raisins combine with fluffy couscous that's seasoned with spices and herbs. The added vegetables make it flavorful and filling.

Nutritional info
per serving

Calories 458
Fat 21g
Saturated fat 3g
Carbohydrates 53g
Sodium 2,068mg
Fiber 5g
Protein 19g
Cholesterol 3mg

Sweet and Savory Couscous

5 cups
Prep time: Cook time: Total time:


  • 3 TB. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large white onion, finely chopped
  • [1/2] cup pine nuts
  • 2 large chopped carrots
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • [1/2] tsp. ground cloves
  • [1/2] tsp. ground cinnamon
  • [1/2] tsp. ground allspice
  • [1/2] tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. seven spices
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander seeds
  • [1/4] cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 cups instant couscous


In a large pot over medium heat, heat extra-virgin olive oil. Add white onion, and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, for 5 minutes.

Add pine nuts, and cook for 3 more minutes.

Add carrots, green peas, and golden raisins, and cook for 3 minutes.

Add vegetable broth, salt, cloves, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, seven spices, and coriander, and cook for 10 minutes.

Add parsley and couscous, and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and set aside for 10 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork, cover, and set aside for 5 more minutes. Serve warm.

Tasty Tip
When you want to reheat the couscous, add 2 or 3 tablespoons water to it before reheating. This gives it some moisture and helps keep it from clumping.

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