Holiday and Special Occasions: Christmas: Couscous with Dried Cranberries, Pine Nuts and Fresh Mint

A deliciously nutty dish with the tasty zing of cranberries and mint. Enjoy by itself, as a side dish, or as a leftover salad.

Author: Cape Cod Cranberry Grower's Association - adapted by CalorieKing
Date: May 13, 2010

Serves: 6 person(s)
Yield: 6 x approx. 3/4 cup servings

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins


    12 oz package couscous
    14 oz can chicken or vegetable broth
    1 pinch salt
    1/4 cup pine nuts
    1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
    2 1/2 Tbsp walnut, almond or olive oil
    1 tsp fresh lemon juice
    3/4 cup dried cranberries


    Cook the couscous according to the package directions, using broth instead of water. Add a pinch of salt to the broth.

    While the couscous is cooking, roast the pine nuts in a very low (250° F) oven for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

    Wash and finely chop the mint leaves.

    When the couscous has finished cooking, drain any excess liquid. Pour the couscous into a serving bowl. Add the oil and the lemon juice. Stir well to coat all the grains. Add the cranberries, pine nuts and mint leaves. Stir to combine all the ingredients.

    Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:359 cals
Kilojoules:1,503 kJ
Fat:9.9 g
Carbohydrates:58.4 g
Protein:8.9 g
Cholesterol:0.0 mg
Sodium:254 mg
Saturated Fat:1.1 g
Fiber:3.9 g
Calcium:18.0 mg
Total Sugars:11.2 g

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