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California Fig & Pistachio Couscous

Couscous recipes are last minute side dishes. Hang onto this pistachio fig cous cous recipe to serve as an alternative to rice.
Prep Time4 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: Cous cous recipe, couscous recipes
Servings: 7 servings
Calories: 239kcal


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 10 oz couscous
  • 1 1/2 cups Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs thinly sliced
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil


  • Combine 2 1/4 cups water, oil and salt in medium saucepan; bring to boil. Remove from heat; stir in couscous, figs, and spices. Cover; let stand until water is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and fluff with fork. Cool completely. Stir in nuts, green onions and basil.


Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 337mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.9mg