Couscous with Dried Fruit & Feta



I have always loved couscous, especially when lots of goodies are added in for flavor and crunch. I needed a side dish the other night and this worked out perfectly! It's very pretty too!

The sweetness of the cranberries, raisins and apricots balanced the salty feta cheese perfectly. Even my oldest son loved it, which surprised me as dried fruit is not his thing.

I will be serving this again and again, it was so easy to throw together I didn't even take other pictures, it just wasn't necessary.

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Couscous with Dried Fruit and Feta

Recipe from: Adapted slightly from Everyday | Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 (5.8 oz) packages garlic-flavored couscous (Near East roasted garlic & olive oil is my favorite brand)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 cup feta cheese crumbles

Directions

  • Prepare the couscous according to package directions. Place in a large bowl and fluff with a fork. Stir in the cranberries, apricots, scallions and feta; season with salt and pepper.

I served this couscous alongside:
Spicy Chicken Thighs with Apricots and Olives
Spicy Moroccan Bread Salad

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18 Comments

  1. Dawn 1

    This is the prettiest couscous I’ve ever seen!

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  2. Jane 2

    This would be a beautiful dish at Christmas with the bold reds and greens. Nice blog.

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  3. april 3

    That looks delicious and easy – bookmarked so I can try it next week! :)

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  4. I would LOVE this. (My husband would not, but I don’t really care.)
    It does look super purty, too!

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  5. Wow this is right up my alley. And Jane’s right – this would be a festive holiday side dish.

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  6. msmvnj 6

    My blog is a bit dormant right now – deciding if that is what I want to do, but I still read yours religiously. I’ve been cutting out almost all meat lately and couscous is a regular part of our meals…little tip. Soak your couscous for 15 minutes prior to cooking. 1:1 ratio of liquid to grain…it’s a tip I learned in morroco..and it makes for wonderfully tender couscous!!

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  7. Laura 7

    That is a great idea!

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  8. What a great idea! Sweet and savory. Sounds absolutely delicious. I’ll give it a try. Your recipes are always a hit with my friends/family! Thanks!

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  9. I’ve never had couscous, but I might have to try it cos this recipe looks awesome…

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  10. now this is how one should have couscous. i love adding in cheese and fruit. perfect.

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  11. Cheryl 11

    Wow, that is insanely beautiful. I just have never eaten couscous any way but plain! I am going to try this!

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  12. Lisa H. 12

    Making this tonight!

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  13. Marjie 13

    I’ve never had couscous, but this sounds good.

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  14. Rachel S. 14

    We made this same exact recipe when I was in Culinary school. Very yummy.

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  15. I am going to do this with my classes. Beautiful.

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  16. Laurie 16

    I’m going to try this tonight with some chipoltle apricot pork chops… It looks amazing! I’ll post back on the results :)

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  17. I love the sound of this! Perfect for a summer picnic!

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  18. Laurie 18

    This was absolutely wonderful and a crowd pleaser all around (even my cous cous hating husband was digging in)! Thanks so much for the recipe :)

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