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Couscous Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette

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5 persons

375 calories

Made with couscous, scallions, fresh herbs, crunchy almonds and a tangy-sweet apricot vinaigrette, it’s the perfect side dish for summer. It’s wonderfully light, takes mere minutes to make, travels well to a picnic or BBQ, and can be served warm or room temperature.

Ingredients
Ingredients
  • low sodium chicken or vegetable broth: 1.5 cup
  • unsalted butter: 1 Tbsp
  • couscous: 1 cup (1 10-ounce box)
  • apricot preserves: 6 Tbsp
  • extra virgin olive oil: 4.5 Tbsp
  • white wine vinegar: 3 Tbsp
  • scallions: 2 piece (white and green parts, finely chopped)
  • fresh chopped parsley or mint: 2 Tbsp (optional)
  • almonds: 0.3 cup (sliced + salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste)
Couscous Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette
Stages of cooking
Stages of cooking
Step 1 - Couscous Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette
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Ingredients.

Step 2 - Couscous Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette
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To start, bring the cooking liquid to a boil in a medium pot. A pad of butter and a little salt help too.

Step 3 - Couscous Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette
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Next, add the couscous, turn off the heat and cover the pot.

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After five minutes, fluff the couscous with a fork. If you let it sit, it will clump together.

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Meanwhile, make the dressing by combining the olive oil, white wine vinegar, salt, pepper and apricot jam in a small bowl.

Step 6 - Couscous Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette
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Pour the vinaigrette over the warm couscous.

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Chop the scallions and herbs.

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Then toss them with couscous along with the sliced almonds.

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Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper and serve.

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