Golden Couscous with Apricots and Crispy Onions

Sweet Apricot and Crispy Onion Couscous
Golden Couscous with Apricots and Crispy Onions
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Ingredients

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500g Couscous
100g Dried apricots chopped
3 Red onion thinly sliced
1 cube Vegetable stock
2 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Cinnamon ground
1 tsp Caster sugar
500ml Vegetable oil or sunflower oil
1 Lemon juice and zest of
2 tbsp Olive oil
small bunch Coriander chopped
small handful Fresh mint chopped, a few leaves reserved

Nutritional information

403
calories
8g
fat
67g
carbohydrates
12g
protein
11g
sugar
6g
fiber
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  • Spicy Recipes
  • Vegan Recipes
Ingredients

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A vegan dish you have got to try, with this Golden Couscous with Apricots and Crispy Onions recipe. This mix has so many tantalizing flavors and tastes by bringing together fresh herbs and spices of turmeric, ground cinnamon, vegetable stock, coriander and mint in an extra fluffy couscous with chopped, dried apricots and homemade crispy, pink onions.

To make Golden Couscous with Apricots and Crispy Onions, you will need the following ingredients:

So, how to make Golden Couscous with Apricots and Crispy Onions?

Steps

1
Done
5

Cook couscous

In a large bowl, add the couscous to 500ml boiling water and stir in the stock cube, turmeric, cinnamon and apricots, and season well. Mix to combine, then cover with plastic wrap and leave for 5 mins, to cook.

2
Done
10

Steep onions

In a dish, season half the onions with a pinch of salt and the sugar and pour over enough boiling water to cover, fully. Leave to steep for 10 minutes, removing some of the acidity and turning them into a bright pink color.

3
Done
3

Heat oil

In a deep saucepan, heat oil, filling about 5cm up the side.

4
Done
2

Cook onions

Once the oil is hot, fry the remaining onions in batches, for 1-2 minutes until golden and crispy. Drain on kitchen paper towel and season with a sprinkle of salt.

5
Done
5

Prepare couscous mix

Using a fork, fluff up the couscous mix then drain the steeped onions and add some to the bowl (save a few for garnishing). Stir through with the lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil and fresh herbs.

6
Done

Serve

Portion onto a serving plate and garnish with crispy onions and mint leaves.

Go gourmet with this Golden Couscous with Apricots and Crispy Onions vegan recipe. Perfect as a meal or a complementary side dish to a piece of grilled chicken or fish! Let us know how much you enjoyed this one and tag #cookmerecipes in your own pictures and posts, online!

Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

Recipe Reviews

Average Rating:
(5)
Total Reviews: 1
Athina

Healthy and delicious! Thank you! Approved!

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