Recipe: Couscous with Sour Cherries and Pine Nuts

Here's a quick and easy side dish that goes with many things. Sour cherries are found at Middle Eastern groceries and have a wonderfully tart and sweet flavor to them, and the pine nuts add texture along with an interesting flavor.

This recipe is so ridiculously easy. Just take your basic couscous recipe, add dried sour cherries and pine nuts, and there you have it.

Couscous with Sour Cherries and Pine Nuts

Serves 4.

Ingredients:
1 cup couscous
2 cups water
1 tablespoon olive oil
a pinch of salt
1/2 to 3/4 cup dried sour cherries - buy them here
1/4 to 1/2 cup pine nuts

Preparation:
Combine the water, oil, and salt in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove pan from heat and stir in couscous, sour cherries, and pine nuts. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

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(Image: Kathryn Hill)

Per serving, based on 4 servings. (% daily value)
Calories
291
Fat
12.3 g (19%)
Saturated
1.1 g (5.7%)
Carbs
38.6 g (12.9%)
Fiber
3.1 g (12.3%)
Sugars
3.2 g
Protein
7.5 g (15%)
Sodium
9.4 mg (0.4%)