Pistachios and Fig Couscous
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Greek Pistachio and Fig Couscous
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 7
  • 1½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 2¾ cups chicken broth
  • 1½ cups couscous
  • 1½ cups figs, thinly sliced (we used dried figs)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground allspice
  • ¼ cup frozen spinach
  • ½ cup shelled pistachios, chopped
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • ¼ cup feta for garnish
  1. Combine oil, salt, garlic, and onion into a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until onion becomes translucent.
  2. Add broth to saucepan; bring to a boil.
  3. Turn off heat and stir in couscous, figs, spices, and spinach. Transfer pan to a different burner.
  4. Cover; let stand until water is absorbed (5-10 minutes).
  5. Stir in nuts and basil.
  6. Serve with feta sprinkled on top.
If you want to try my tried and true recipe, do the following: Replace figs with a couple handfuls of raisins.Take out the spices.Replace the pistachios with pine nuts.Take out the basil.
Recipe by Lemon & Olives at https://www.lemonandolives.com/pistachio-fig-couscous/