Sweet and Nutty Moroccan Couscous

Sweet and Nutty Moroccan Couscous

Side Dish

I've simplified this recipe for Couscous Mesfouf without losing any of its deliciously complex flavor. Prepare all the mix-ins ahead of time and it takes only minutes to make. Enjoy!

Servings per recipe: 6
Calories per serving: 442
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 20m


  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped dates
  • 1/3 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 2 cups dry couscous
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted


  • 1   Pour the vegetable broth into a large saucepan, and bring to a boil. Add the butter, apricots, dates and raisins. Boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, and stir in the couscous. Cover, and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in the cinnamon and toasted almonds, and serve.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 14.8g 23%
    Saturated Fat 6.0g  
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 164mg 7%
Potassium 377mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 68.2g 22%
Dietary Fiber 6.4g 25%
Protein 10.5g 21%
Sugars 17g  
Vitamin A 894IU  
Vitamin C 0mg  
Calcium 70mg  
Iron 2mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 5mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 63mg  
Folate 18mcg