Couscous with apricots

Posted: 1:29 PM EST Feb 21, 2013   Updated: 6:01 AM EST Feb 25, 2015
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Makes 4 servings

This simple but exceptionally tasty side dish can be served warm, chilled, or at room temperature. I especially like it with grilled chicken.

1 cup vegetable stock (prepare using stock concentrate, cubes, or powder)
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon lime zest
2 teaspoons orange zest
1 cup couscous
¼ cup chopped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
¼ cup chopped dried apricots

In a measuring cup, stir the stock powder and zests into the boiling water.

Place the couscous in a small bowl. Stir in the liquid; cover tightly and allow to stand 5 to 8 minutes.

Stir in the basil and apricots. Serve warm or at room temperature.