Cherry Almond Moroccan Inspired Couscous

Cherry Almond Moroccan Inspired Couscous

Who said cherries are only for dessert? They are the perfect companion to couscous. Enjoy this Moroccan-inspired pearl couscous side dish at your next barbecue.

This month the #Foodiemamas have chosen cherries as their featured ingredient. I love the tart taste of Washington cherries and could eat them all summer long. I knew exactly which recipe I planned on sharing with my readers featuring those cherries but I had no luck finding fresh in Ohio. Thank goodness dried cherries are available year-round. They became a perfect substitution.

Paired with fresh baby spinach and crunchy almonds, cherries lend intense flavor to Israeli couscous. Not much more is needed in this recipe than a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  While dried works great in this dish, when in season, I plan to use the real thing … fresh, tart Washington cherries. I think I may have to wait for the weather to warm just a tad more.

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