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Couscous with Chickpeas, Dried Fruit, and Cilantro

couscous with checkpeas and dried fruitServes: 4
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 15 min
Total: 25 min


1/2 Cup water
1/4 tsp ground all spice
1 Cup orange juice
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 Cup whole wheat couscous
2 tbsp olive oil
1 med onion, sliced
1 med green bell pepper, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced

1 1/2 tsp curry powder
1 can (15 ox) no-salt-added chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/2 Cup dried apricots, sliced
1/2 Cup dried sweetened cranberries
3 tbsp chopped cilantro


Combine water, allspice, 1/2 cup of the orange juice, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt in saucepan over medium-high heat. bring to a boil, stir in couscous, cover, remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork.

Heat oil in large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat while couscous cooks. add onion, pepper, garlic, and curry powder. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. add chickpeas, apricots, and cranberries. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes.

POUR in remaining 1/2 cup orange juice and cook, stirring often, 1 minute. remove from heat and stir in cilantro and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. serve over couscous.


Calories 363.4 CAL

Fat 8.5 G

Saturated Fat 1.1 G

Sodium 320.2 MG

Carbohydrates 66.6 G

Total Sugars 26.9 G

Dietary Fiber9.3 G

Protein 9.2 G


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