On the Menu: Couscous with Pistachios and abricots !
You may have figured it out by now, I’m a big fan of Couscous salads…
I made this dish a couple weeks ago, my parents came on Achourae and brought dried fruits to celebrate it… It’s our own kind of Halooween! Families get together and kids wear new clothes and sing all together.
So, I was wondering what to make with these dried fruits: and I came up with this easy 5 stars dish !
Basically you can add any kind of dried fruits to this salad! But you should keep in mind that it has to be balanced: How’s that?
Well, this salad has a perfect sweet-salty taste: The pistachios are salty, the dried abricots are sweet and the vinegar makes sure to link the taste.
So, instead of pistachios and abricots… Almonds and raisins would be perfect!
1 or 2 cups streamed couscous
1/2 cup dried abricots
1/2 cup pistachios
3 tbs apple vinegar
1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
1/2 minced garlic
3 tbs olive oil
1/4 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp pepper
Toast the pistachios in a small pan on medium heat until lightly browned . (Pay attention when toasting it, they can burn quickly if you don’t keep an eye on it)
Remove from heat and place into a small bowl to cool.
For the dressing, Whisk together the oil, mustard, vinegar, salt, pepper and ginger. until smooth.
Now, pour the dressing over the cooled steamed couscous, the pistachios and the chopped abricots.