Couscous with Dried Cherries


My family loves couscous and this fruity variation is one of our favorites. This is also delicious with other dried fruit such as cranberries and apricots.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • ¼ cup water

  • ¼ cup dried sour cherries

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup uncooked couscous


  1. In a 2 quart saucepan, combine chicken broth, water, dried cherries, butter, salt, and pepper. Cook over high heat until boiling.

  2. Stir in couscous, cover, and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

243 Calories
4g Fat
43g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 243
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 420mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 7mg 35%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 303mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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