Giant cous cous with green beans and apricots

giant cous cous with apricots and green beans

I LOVE cous cous and I often make it as a salad, with different ingredients (you can basically put anything you want in it and it always tastes nice). I have been making it more and more ever since we went to Marrakesh (remember, dear Candi???). Sometimes I just serve it plain with some flaked almonds,  pomegranate and fresh coriander to accompany a maroccan stew or tagine. Yummy! Last time I was shopping I spotted a box of giant cous cous on the shelf. I was intrigued so I bought it and had a go at cooking it. I really liked it as it has more of a bite than normal cous cous. It was even nicer the day after as all the flavours had more of a chance to  blend together and develop.


300-350 gr giant cous cous

a handful of ready to eat apricots, chopped

150 gr. green beans, cooked and cut into pieces

4-5 spring onions, chopped

a teaspoon ground cumin

a teaspoon ground coriander

olive oil

salt (to taste)

juice of half a lemon (more if you wish)

fesh chopped coriander or parsley (or a combination  of the two)


Cook the cous cous according to the instructions. Let it cool down. Steam the beans until they are cooked but still a bit crunchy. Cool them and chopped them. Add to the cous cous together with all the other ingredients. I reckon some blanched almonds would have gone very well in it.


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1 Response to “Giant cous cous with green beans and apricots”

  • Oh santa pazienza! E dove lo trovo adesso il cous cous gigante??!!
    Ero già così orgogliosa di essermi comprata, in una gita in Provenza, delle perle di tapioca giganti…

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