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Middle Eastern Broccoli & Dried Apricot Couscous Salad

Couscous is a quick-cooking whole grain that’s growing in popularity. Spice up your side dish routine with this couscous salad! Roasted broccoli gives a unique flavor that complements the dried apricots and zesty sauce.

Nutrition Tip: Couscous is a tiny version of pasta that’s speedy to cook and popular in North Africa. The whole wheat version packs more fiber and protein than regular couscous.

Middle Eastern Broccoli & Dried Apricot Couscous Salad

Middle Eastern Broccoli & Dried Apricot Couscous Salad

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 12 ounces broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup (plus 1 Tbsp.) olive oil, divided
  • 1 small navel orange, juiced, zested
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups cooked whole wheat couscous
  • 12 dried apricots, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Toss broccoli in 1 Tbsp. olive oil and lay single layer on baking sheet. Roast 10 minutes, or until tender.
  3. Whisk juice, zest, ¼ cup oil, salt, and pepper together in small bowl.
  4. Combine broccoli, apricots, and couscous in large bowl. Add dressing and mix to coat well. Top with sunflower seeds.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 295Total Fat: 15gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 318mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 3gSugar: 11gProtein: 7g

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Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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