Cranberry-Pistachio Couscous

I needed a quick side dish for a meal and couscous seemed perfect but I wanted to jazz it up a bit.  When the mood strikes to jazz something up I scour our cabinets to find ingredients. This time I came across some coconut, dried cranberries, and pistachios.  This side dish was delicious, not overly sweet (I used unsweetened coconut) and the perfect pairing for my orange marmalade chicken. Great side dish if you need something quick on a weeknight.  This would also be good for breakfast instead of oatmeal. 

1 1/3 cups water
3/4 cup couscous
1/8 cup pistachios, shelled and chopped
1/8 cup unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped
dash of salt

1. Bring water to a boil, add couscous and salt; cover and remove from heat. 
2.  After 5 minutes, fluff the couscous with a fork and add the pistachios, unsweetened coconut, and dried cranberries. 

Lindsay Lou

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