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Morrocan Couscous with Currants and Pine Nuts

Moroccan Couscous with Currants and Pine Nuts

The couscous is seasoned with aromatic spices. It has the perfect balance of sweet and savory tastes and is slightly crunchy too which I love.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle East
Keyword: couscous soup, Moroccan Couscous
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Rika Livingston


  • cups Morrocan couscous (dried)
  • cups broth
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp ground turmeric
  • ¾ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ancho chili pepper
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 3 tbsp dried currants (add more according to your liking)
  • 3 tbsp pine nuts (toasted) (add more according to your liking)
  • cup chopped fresh mint


  • In a large pot, add broth, butter, cumin, coriander, salt, turmeric, cinnamon, ancho chili pepper, smoked paprika and bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, turn off the heat and add the couscous. Cover the pot and let it stand for 5 minutes or read the cooking instructions on the product packaging.
  • While that is sitting, toast the pine nuts. Put the pine nuts in a small pan and cook over low-medium heat for about 2 minutes, be sure to keep shaking the pan to prevent them from burning.
  • Transfer the couscous to a large bowl.  Add the pine nuts and currants to the couscous and stir to combine everything. Season with additional salt and/or black pepper if needed.
  • Serve with chopped mint.


Nutrition Facts
Moroccan Couscous with Currants and Pine Nuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 397mg17%
Potassium 96mg3%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 378IU8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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