It’s the time of year that you may be looking for something to break-up your food rut, so it’s a great time for a fruit and nut couscous! It’s light, flavorful, healthy and quick and easy!
The dried fruit is filled with nutrients combined with pecans, which contain alpha linolenic acid or ALA. ALA is a vegetarian source of omega 3 fatty acid that is found in pecans. It not only benefits heart health, but helps fight inflammation and makes our skin look amazing! Plus, this recipe is very simple but looks like it takes all day. It will make you a rock-star in the kitchen!
1 cup couscous (I love tri-colored because it looks great)
1 cup water
½ tsp sea salt
2 TBS olive oil
2 TBS finely chopped Italian parsley
¾ cup pecans (you can also use candied pecans but it will add more sugar)
¼ cup dried cranberries
½ cup raisins
Cook couscous according to directions which is usually boiling 1 cup water, adding 1TBS of olive oil, add couscous and cover and remove from heat. Let sit for 4-5 minutes until water is absorbed and couscous is soft.
Once the water is absorbed, fluff with a fork. Add remaining 1TBS of olive oil, salt and gently fluff again. Now add the finely chopped Italian parsley, pecans, dried cranberries and raisins. Combine until parsley, fruit and nuts are spread evenly throughout.
Serve at room temperature and enjoy!