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Pecan & Apricot Couscous


Couscous is an easy grain to prepare as it cooks in only 5 minutes. The addition of cinnamon and apricots are reminiscent of this grain’s North African origin.

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  • 1 cup uncooked couscous
  • 1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • Parsley sprig, if desired


Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 20mins
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Step 1

Place couscous, Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread and salt in large serving bowl; add boiling water. Cover bowl with plastic food wrap; let stand 5 minutes. Fluff mixture with fork.

Add apricots, pecans and parsley. Toss gently until well mixed. Garnish with fresh parsley sprig, if desired. Serve warm, at room temperature or chilled.

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