This surprising combination of tender Middle Eastern Couscous, colorful fruits and crunchy almonds makes for a deliciously refreshing dish, with just the right amount of sweetness.

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 20 min

Total time: 30 min

Middle Eastern Couscous Salad with Dried Fruit
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Makes 8 servings


  1. Heat olive oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.

  2. Add water to saucepan and bring to a boil. Add couscous, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until water is absorbed, stirring occasionally.

  3. When couscous is tender, add dried fruits and stir in gently. Stir in mango and sprinkle in sliced almonds and chopped cilantro. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt.