Sweet and Nutty Moroccan Couscous


I've simplified this recipe for Couscous Mesfouf without losing any of its deliciously complex flavor. Prepare all the mix-ins ahead of time and it takes only minutes to make. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
6 servings


  • 2 cups vegetable broth

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • cup chopped dates

  • cup chopped dried apricots

  • cup golden raisins

  • 2 cups dry couscous

  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ½ cup slivered almonds, toasted


  1. Pour the vegetable broth into a large saucepan, and bring to a boil. Add the butter, apricots, dates and raisins. Boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, and stir in the couscous. Cover, and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in the cinnamon and toasted almonds, and serve.

Cook's Note:

To toast almonds, spread them out on a baking sheet, and bake for 10 minutes in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven, or until they are fragrant.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

442 Calories
15g Fat
68g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 442
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 164mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 377mg 8%

* 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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