Saturday, November 19, 2011

Pistachio & Cranberry Couscous

In a pinch for time, I needed a quick side dish to accompany dinner. This couscous was as flavorful as it was colorful.

Ingredients: *Serves 4

1 medium yellow onion
1 tsp. canola oil
1 c. chicken or vegetable broth
1 c. couscous
1/4 c. shelled pistachios
1/4 c. dried cranberries
2 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
S&P to taste


Finely dice onion and place in non-stick saucepan with canola oil. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until browned. In small pot, bring broth to boil. Stir in couscous, remove from heat and cover with lid. Let sit for 5 minutes.

Reduce heat on saucepan to low. Rough chop pistachios and cranberries and add to onions. Fluff couscous with fork. Add to saucepan. Stir in olive oil until ingredients are well mixed. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot and enjoy!
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  1. You sure have flavored your couscous in a best possible way.great as a dish on its own:)

  2. Dzoli, it was very flavorful. There are leftovers which I will be having for lunch today. :)

  3. I really like the flavor and texture combination for this dish, awesome idea!

  4. PERFECT! I love cous-cous and the flavor combination of pistachios and cranberries is terrific! This looks just delicious! Thanks for sharing!