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Apricot Pine Nut Cous Cous

Serve this grain side dish alongside some baked fish or roasted chicken. Add a side of steamed or roasted veggies and you've got a tasty balanced meal!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

  • Calories 115
  • Carbohydrate 22 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Fat 2.0 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.2 g
  • Sugar 4 g
  • Dietary Fiber 2 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 105 mg

This Recipe Serves 10

Ingredients

2 cups reduced sodium, fat-free chicken broth
1 ½ cups whole-wheat couscous, uncooked
½ teaspoon salt (optional)
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
6 dried apricots, chopped
3 tablespoons low-sugar preserves
1 green onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring chicken broth to a boil. Add couscous. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes and fluff with a fork. 
  2. Add the remaining ingredients. Toss gently to coat.

From The Healthy Carb Cookbook by Chef Jennifer Bucko, MCFE, & Lara Rondinelli, RD, LDN, CDE

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