Apricot and Raisin Couscous

    • Prep Time
    • 20 mins
    • Yield
    • 1 bowl
    • Difficulty Level

Apricot and raisin couscous is a Moroccan specialty. It is typically called “seffa de couscous.”

This is a sweet couscous dish and traditionally it’s made during celebrations of some sort. There are many different recipes for this sweet couscous. This is my version.

I usually serve this couscous with Moroccan meatballs. Since the meatballs are spicy, it creates a perfect balance of spicy and sweet. Bring some Moroccan flavor into your kitchen tonight! Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 10 dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 handfuls fresh mint leaves
  • 2 handfuls fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • 1. Coarsely chop apricots, raisins, mint, and cilantro.
  • 2. Put the couscous in a medium bowl. Add in the chopped ingredients. Pour water over it and stir with a fork to combine. Cover and let sit for 10-15 minutes, then uncover and fluff with a fork.
  • 3. Add lemon juice, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Serve with meatballs.

Instructions

  • 1. Coarsely chop apricots, raisins, mint, and cilantro.
  • 2. Put the couscous in a medium bowl. Add in the chopped ingredients. Pour water over it and stir with a fork to combine. Cover and let sit for 10-15 minutes, then uncover and fluff with a fork.
  • 3. Add lemon juice, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Serve with meatballs.

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