Oriental Spinach Couscous with dried Apricots

Finally time for another recipe. I love to post recipes and yet, in the past few weeks I felt like there were so many much more important thngs to share with you that I somehow put recipes last on the list. But here we go again with an easy, super fast, healthy and of course delicious dish, which is just perfect for the current in-between-seasons time. It still has some summer freshness and yet the oriental spices makes it perfect for a cozy fall lunch too.

It takes around 15 minutes time to make this spinach couscous dish, so there really is no excuse not to try it. It is super healthy and all ingredients can be found at any normal supermarket. What I love most about this dish? The sweet chunks of dried apricot which go sooo well with the spicy oriental seasoning.

Here is what you need for 4 persons:

200g Couscous (dry weight)
500g Spinach (frozen)
200g dried apricots
2 carrots
1 handful of cashews
Oriental seasoning (or a blend of cumin, onion, garlic, cayenne, allspice, ginger, coriander, nutmeg, and black cumin)

Some hot water

Cook the spinach and add hot water to the couscous until you get a nice and soft couscous texture. Grate the carrots or use a food processor to chop them into really small pieces. Chop the dried apricots into small pieces.

Blend all ingredients together and season with loads of oriental seasoning. Add salt if you like (I rarely eat salt so I do not add any). Add the cashews on top when serving.

If you do not like the carrots raw you can of course fry or cook them for a few minutes so they get soft. You can also fry the cashews for a few minutes before adding them.

The couscous tastes both warm and cold and is the perfect to go lunch for work or uni.

Do you like oriental dishes as much as I do? Are you also a fan of adding something sweet such as dates, raisins or apricots to a dish? I totally love doing that and I would love to know about you!


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  1. September 30, 2016 / 12:06 pm

    Who doesn’t like oriental cuisine? I love it with raisins! Apricots have too much flavor for this.

  2. September 30, 2016 / 3:32 pm

    What a healthy dish, I love that Moroccan flavours, few years ago I was all into learning how to cook Moroccan dishes:) I think I should try something like that, cos it looks like its perfect for a lunch box and in my lunch box I always put some healthy salad:) In one of your last comments you asked about restaurants: I totally understand that, I also dont like to eat in town simply because I dont know the quality of the ingredients. And I also dont like the fact, that the prices are so high for every meal – I can make almost the same dish much cheaper and tastier:) we really like one Indian restaurant, but we dont go out there much either, cos I’ve learnt how to cook Indian food:) Have a lovely weekend, hugs:)))

  3. September 30, 2016 / 5:48 pm

    This looks incredibly delicious, beautiful; I’ve just pinned it on Pinterest because I definitely intend on making it myself! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have the most amazing weekend ahead!



  4. September 30, 2016 / 9:04 pm

    This looks delicious!! I seem to be putting spinach in everything at the moment, I can’t get enough of it 🙂 xx

  5. Nataly KireiKana
    Oktober 1, 2016 / 12:04 am

    awww, lately I was really into spinach dishes too)

  6. Oktober 1, 2016 / 10:53 pm

    Hm, ich muss zugeben, ich bin eigentlich normalerweise ja nicht so der Fan von Couscous. Unsere Tochter kocht das manchmal, aber ich kann mich bisher noch nicht damit anfreunden. Wobei mir Dein Rezept hier möglicherweise die Türe öffnet, es doch zu mögen, denn was Du zeigst und schreibst klingt lecker. Danke dafür und Euch noch ein schönes Wochenende!
    Liebe Grüße von Rena