Almond and Apricot Couscous



1-1/2 cups couscous

1-1/2 cups boiling water

50g butter, chopped

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 thinly sliced dried apricots

100g slivered almonds, toasted

1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh coriander leaves

260g jar green olives stuffed with semi-dried tomatoes, drained, sliced

1 tablespoon lemon juice

salt and pepper, to taste


1.  Combine couscous, boiling water and butter in a large heatproof bowl.  Cover and stand for 5 minutes.

2.  Fluff couscous with a fork to separate the grains.

3.  Stir in oil, apricots, almonds, coriander leaves, olives, lemon juice and salt and pepper.  Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and lemon wedges.


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