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Israeli Couscous with Cranberries, Walnuts, and Sunflower Seeds

Rated as 4.7 out of 5 Stars

"This is a colorful and simple recipe that works as a main dish or a side salad. To simplify, buy a prepared salad topper that contains the nuts and cranberries and enjoy. This is delicious to eat when still warm, as well as when it is chilled. If you prefer it cold, place in the refrigerator for one hour."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 417 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings (4 cups)

Directions

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  1. Bring chicken broth to a boil in a saucepan; stir couscous into boiling broth, reduce heat to low, and simmer until couscous is tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain couscous of any broth that did not absorb while cooking.
  2. Stir couscous, cranberries, sunflower seed kernels, walnuts, and almonds together in a bowl.
  3. Whisk vinegar, syrup, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl; drizzle over couscous mixture and toss to coat.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Before boiling, the couscous can first be heated in 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium-high heat until lightly browned to bring out its nutty flavor.
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil can be added to the vinaigrette if you prefer.
  • If you prefer to serve this as a cold side salad, add 1 hour to the prep time for refrigeration.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 417 calories; 12.3 g fat; 66.5 g carbohydrates; 12.2 g protein; 2 mg cholesterol; 225 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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this recipe was quick and easy and a great blend of flavors. I didn't have chicken broth in the house so I used vegetable broth and it was great. Otherwise I made it as suggested but toasted the...

Most helpful critical review

Too sweet for my palate. The vinaigrette had a nice balance that was lost in the overpowering cranberries.\

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this recipe was quick and easy and a great blend of flavors. I didn't have chicken broth in the house so I used vegetable broth and it was great. Otherwise I made it as suggested but toasted the...

This recipe was a real hit at my barbecue. It's a healthy side dish devoid of mayo that can be easily made vegan. The savory mix of sweet and sour and the addition of nuts and seeds as protein m...

This recipe is SO delish and simple! It's my new go-to recipe for couscous. I'm returning back to an office job, after working from home for 9 years and need easy/healthy/quick/tasty meals. ...

Just delicious!

Thought the flavors were be weird for the sauce but they actually weren't bad. I added walnuts, dried cranberries and sunflower seeds (that I just happened to have on hand). Cut the couscous d...

Too sweet for my palate. The vinaigrette had a nice balance that was lost in the overpowering cranberries.\

My local grocery store deli sells this, and I thought I'd give it a try. I simplified it some by omitting the broth, nuts, vinegar, and salt the second time around, and it tasted just as good. ...