Spiced California Prune Couscous

Created by: Nik at A Brown Table

Servings: 2


2 Tbsp olive oil

½ cup red onion, diced

1 garlic clove, minced

1 tsp ground chipotle pepper

½ cup prunes, chopped

2 Tbsp sliced almonds

2 cups cooked pearl couscous

½ tsp fine sea salt

1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley


Heat the oil in a medium saucepan on medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the onion and sauté for about 4 to 5 minutes until translucent. Add the garlic and chipotle and cook for another 45 seconds. Stir in the prunes and almonds and cook for 1 minute, until the prunes start to swell a little. Fold in the precooked couscous and season with the salt to taste. Add the lemon juice and fold in the parsley. Transfer to serving bowl and serve warm as a side.