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Couscous with Pine Nuts and Currants

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couscous with pine nuts and currants recipe
photos and styling by sam henderson

Shake off the weeknight dinner doldrums with something a little out of the ordinary. This couscous with pine nuts and currants is ridiculously easy to make… in practically no time. It is flavorful and versatile enough to serve as a side with many types of dishes. Of course, it pairs perfectly with a wide variety of Mediterranean recipes.

couscous with pine nuts and currants recipe

Before you start:

Toast the pine nuts in advance by placing them in a dry skillet over medium heat. Cook them, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes or until they become lightly toasted and fragrant.

Couscous with Pine Nuts and Currants

couscous with pine nuts and currants recipe

photos and styling by sam henderson

A quick, tasty side for your Mediterranean dishes.

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time15 min
  • Total Time20 min
  • Yield6 servings

The ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup shallots, minced
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1½ cups dry couscous
  • ½ cup pine nuts, toasted
  • ¼ cup currants

The Method:

1
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and cook for 3 minutes or until softened and lightly browned.
2
Add chicken stock, salt, and pepper. Increase heat to high and bring liquid to a boil. Remove the skillet from heat and add couscous. Stir just enough to fully incorporate the couscous. Cover the pan and let it rest for 10 minutes.
3
Add pine nuts and currants and toss lightly with a fork.
4
Serve warm.

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