- Course: Side Dish
- Skill Level: Easy
- Cost: Inexpensive
- Favorited: 49 Times
Can be made ahead of time.
A tasty alternative to rice; serve hot as a side dish or cold as a salad. Good with grilled meats, chicken, or fish.
1. Put the couscous in a heatproof bowl. Add enough boiling water to cover the couscous by 1in (2.5cm). Let stand for 15 minutes, or until the couscous has absorbed all the water. Fluff up the grains with a fork.
2. Stir in the pepper, raisins, apricots, cucumber, olives, almonds, and pine nuts.
3. Whisk together the oil, lemon juice, and mint. Pour over the couscous and toss. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm, or let cool and serve at room temperature.
Prepare ahead: The couscous can be prepared several hours ahead and served at room temperature.