Couscous with Almonds and Raisins

Couscous with Almonds and Raisins

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Take a break from the usual potato and rice side dishes and serve this nutty, sweet and savory couscous creation.


  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups couscous
  • 1 cup toasted almonds or pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


  • 1 Place the raisins in a small bowl and add enough boiling water to cover them. Let the raisins sit in the water until they plump and soften, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • 2 Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a large saucepan and add the olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • 3 Stir in the couscous, making sure that all of it is wet. Cover and set the saucepan aside in a warm place until the couscous is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • 4 Stir in the raisins, toasted almonds or pine nuts, and parsley. Drizzle the extra-virgin olive oil over the top.


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