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Couscous with Toasted Pine Nuts and Currants or Raisins

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Couscous with Toasted Pine Nuts and Currants or Raisins

Couscous with Toasted Pine Nuts and Currants or Raisins

Jessica Braider
This is one of my favorite side dishes. It is so simple, but so satisfying with its various textures and that little pop of sweetness from the currants or raisins.
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 pkg. couscous or use quinoa for a gluten-free alternative
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth (or use any variety) optional
  • 2 Tbsp. pine nuts toasted
  • 2 Tbsp. currants or raisins


  • Prepare the couscous according to the package directions, using water or broth for the liquid.
  • Stir the pine nuts and currants or raisins into the hot prepared couscous and cover it until you are ready to serve.


Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 196, Total Fat: 3g, 3%; Saturated Fat: 0g, 1%; Cholesterol: 0mg, 0%; Sodium: 8mg, 0%; Total Carbohydrate: 37g, 12%; Dietary Fiber: 2g, 9%; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 7g
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Keyword 30 Minutes (or less) Meals, All, Dairy-Free, Fall, Kid-Friendly, Kosher, Low Fat, Low Sodium, Make-Ahead, No Added Sugar, Picnic, Side Dish, Spring, Summer, Super Scramble Express (20 minutes or less total), Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter
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