Sweet and Spicy Couscous Salad with Grapes

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  • Yield: 12 servings
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2 cups chicken stock

1 1/2 cups instant couscous

1 cup seedless California grapes

1/2 cup pine nuts or slivered almonds

1/2 cup dried apricots, sliced

1/2 cup green onions, sliced

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1/8 cup fresh mint, chopped

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 cup olive oil

1/2 cup lemon juice


  1. Bring stock to a boil in a medium saucepan and stir in couscous. Remove pan from heat and cover. Let couscous stand until cool, then fluff with a fork into a large bowl. Stir in grapes, pine nuts, apricots, green onions, parsley and mint. Add remaining Ingredients and let flavors marry for 30 minutes before serving.