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  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup packed dried tart cherries (such as Montmorency), coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 teaspoon crumbled dried mint leaves (or 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves)
  • Salt and black pepper (to taste)

Mint Couscous with Tart Cherries

Andrew Schloss | Delicious Living
  • Serves: 4 people

In Morocco, mint and couscous are bon amis. And in my house, mint and cherries, especially tart cherries (also called pie cherries), are a favorite combination. So it was inevitable all three would meet, and I am pleased to report the triumvirate is triumphant.

  1. Boil water in a 2-quart saucepan. Remove pot from heat and add oil, cherries, couscous, mint, salt, and pepper. Cover and let rest 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and adjust seasoning.

Recipe adapted and reprinted with permission from Almost From Scratch by Andrew Schloss (Simon & Schuster, 2003).

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