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Cardamom Scented Couscous

Spice Islands®

Cardamom Scented Couscous


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

6 servings


1/4 cup slivered almonds

1 tablespoon Mazola® Corn Oil

1 medium onion, chopped

2 cups water

2/3 cup diced dates

1/3 cup chopped dried apricots

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Cardamom

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Saigon Cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Ginger

1 package (10 ounces) couscous


Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Toast almonds on baking sheet for 10 minutes or until golden, stirring once.

Heat oil in a medium saucepan.  Add onion and cook 2 to 3 minutes, until onion is soft.  Add water, dates, apricots, cardamom, cinnamon and ginger.

Cover and bring to a boil. Add couscous and stir well. Cover and remove from heat. Let couscous sit for 5 minutes. Stir in almonds. Serve immediately.

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