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Middle Eastern Broccoli & Dried Apricot Couscous Salad

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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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Amanda Keefer

Amanda’s marketing, public relations and community outreach experience spans 20 years. She is the mom of two girls and two boxer dogs. You can hear her as the host of the Healthy Family Project podcast, find her cooking alongside her girls in videos on the Produce for Kids Instagram feed or spot her out volunteering with her family. When not in the office, Amanda can be found with her family on the tennis courts or at the dance studio.

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