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Try a Turkish style couscous salad with dates, apricots and pistachios. This is a great summer dish served cold topped with some yogurt. A nice combination of sweet and savory. | ethnicspoon.com
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Couscous Salad with Dates, Nuts and Apricots Recipe Card

Turkish style salad with couscous dates, nuts, and apricots is a slight twist on a typical Turkish dish from the region of Anatolia.  Crunchy nuts, and grainy couscous contrast nicely with sweet soft dates and apricots. The creamy yogurt that is served with the dish pairs well with the overall dry nature of the other ingredients and lends the dish a slight tangy touch.

Course Main dish
Cuisine Turkish
Keyword Anatolia, cold couscous salad, fast and easy recipe, food history, vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 6 servings
Calories 233 kcal



  1. Place dry couscous in a bowl.
  2. In a small saucepan or in the microwave boil water with 2 tsp. of olive oil and salt. Pour over the couscous. Stir a couple of times. Allow to sit until the liquid has been absorbed.
  3. In a skillet on medium heat the rest of the oil. Add in the nuts, and the carrot.
  4. Stir until the carrot begins to soften.
  5. Remove from heat and pour over the couscous. Stir in the dates, apricots and fresh cilantro, and mix well.
  6. Serve with a dollop of plain yogurt.
  7. This dish can be served warm or cold depending on your preference.
Nutrition Facts
Couscous Salad with Dates, Nuts and Apricots Recipe Card
Amount Per Serving
Calories 233 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 226mg10%
Potassium 340mg10%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 2660IU53%
Vitamin C 5.6mg7%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.