Transport your taste buds to the sunny Mediterranean with our Couscous with Walnuts and Dried Fruit recipe. This dish is a vibrant fusion of flavors and textures that'll make your taste buds dance. Let's embark on this culinary adventure!


  • 2 cups whole wheat couscous
  • 3 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons dried apricots, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro or parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Servings: 6
  • Calories: 221
  • Total Fat: 7.8g (12% DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 1g (5% DV)
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 3mg (0% DV)
  • Total Carbohydrate: 34.6g (11% DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.9g (19% DV)
  • Sugars: 5g
  • Protein: 6.4g


  1. Let's start by bringing some excitement to your kitchen. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 1/2 cups of water to a boil. Add a dash of Mediterranean magic, also known as 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and drop in a chicken or vegetable bouillon cube. Watch the flavors come alive!

  2. Once your water has reached its boiling point, remove it from the heat and stir in the couscous. Cover the saucepan and let it stand for about 5 minutes. We're letting the couscous soak up all those savory flavors.

  3. Time to add the stars of the show! Sprinkle in those dried cranberries, chopped dried apricots, and those delightful chopped walnuts. They're going to add a symphony of textures and tastes to your couscous.

  4. For the final touch, sprinkle in the fresh herbs – cilantro or parsley – whichever you prefer. They'll bring that essential burst of freshness to this dish.

  5. Drizzle an additional 2 tablespoons of olive oil over your couscous and give it all a gentle toss to ensure every grain is coated in the delicious Mediterranean goodness.

  6. Now, your Couscous with Walnuts and Dried Fruit is ready to dazzle your taste buds. Serve it up as a wholesome side dish or a light meal. It's a journey to the Mediterranean on your plate!


Feel free to customize this dish with your favorite nuts or dried fruits. You can also add a squeeze of lemon juice for an extra zesty kick. This couscous is a versatile canvas for your culinary creativity, so let your taste buds be your guide!

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