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Spiced Couscous

with Almonds and Figs

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Spiced Couscous

Spiced Couscous - Fragrant with exotic spices

25 min.
30 min.
Ready in
very easy


for 2 servings
1 tablespoon
chopped almonds (about 20 grams)
dried Figs (about 40 grams)
2 teaspoons
1 stalk
1 teaspoon
½ cup
3 ounces
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Kitchen utensils

1 Skillet with lid, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Fork, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Paper towel

Preparation steps

Step 1/6
Spiced Couscous preparation step 1

Toast almonds in a pan, stirring frequently, until fragrant and lightly browned, Transfer to a plate. Wipe pan clean with a paper towel.

Step 2/6
Spiced Couscous preparation step 2

Cut figs into fine dice. 

Step 3/6
Spiced Couscous preparation step 3

Heat the olive oil in pan. Add cinnamon stick and cardamom pods and sauté briefly, just until fragrant.

Step 4/6
Spiced Couscous preparation step 4

Sprinkle in turmeric, pour in the broth and bring to a boil.

Step 5/6
Spiced Couscous preparation step 5

Add figs and stir in couscous. Return to a boil, remove from heat, cover and let stand until couscous is tender, about 7 minutes.

Step 6/6
Spiced Couscous preparation step 6

Fluff couscous with a fork. If you prefer, you can leave the spices in the couscous, otherwise remove cardamom and cinnamon stick. Fold in almonds, season with salt and serve.

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