Spicy Pearl/Israeli Couscous

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"Been having some problems with my blood sugars so trying to eat low GI and Pearl/Israeli couscous fits the bill and this is what I came up with the have with QueenBea's #recipe1671"

Original recipe yields 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (316.1 g)
  • Calories 537.8
  • Total Fat - 13.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 16.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 91.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 8.4 g
  • Sugars - 16.9 g
  • Protein - 14.6 g
  • Calcium - 85.9 mg
  • Iron - 2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 7.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Put olive oil into a heated saucepan and then add the onion and almonds and cook till onions are soft and then put in the cumin, coriander and couscous and cook for about 5 minutes till slightly coloured.

Step 2

Add the water and bring to the boil and then turn down to a simmer and put on the lid and cook for 10 to 15 minutes until all the water has been absorbed.

Step 3

Stir and then add the dates and apricots.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


1 Reviews


I love Israeli couscous I am always searching for new recipe to make it, I have found a real winner here, it's the dried fruit that really makes this recipe, I love it I'm so happy to have found such a delicious recipe for couscous! thank you ImPat!


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(6 Mar 2016)