Couscous-Stuffed Artichokes with Apricots and Pine Nuts

Garlic mayonnaise is good for dipping the leaves and seasoning the artichoke bottoms after the couscous is eaten.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • ½ cup uncooked couscous
  • ½ cup toasted pine nuts
  • ¼ cup chopped dried apricots
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 4 medium artichokes, trimmed and cooked

Directions

  • Combine water and the orange juice in a saucepan and heat to boiling, then stir in the olive oil and couscous. Remove from the heat and cover; set aside for 5 minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the pine nuts, apricots, and salt, stirring well. Fold in the couscous.
  • Part the artichoke leaves to expose the center. Using a spoon, scoop out the choke and discard. Spoon the couscous mixture into the artichokes, mounding it up to fill them completely. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • ½ cup uncooked couscous
  • ½ cup toasted pine nuts
  • ¼ cup chopped dried apricots
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 4 medium artichokes, trimmed and cooked

Directions

  • Combine water and the orange juice in a saucepan and heat to boiling, then stir in the olive oil and couscous. Remove from the heat and cover; set aside for 5 minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the pine nuts, apricots, and salt, stirring well. Fold in the couscous.
  • Part the artichoke leaves to expose the center. Using a spoon, scoop out the choke and discard. Spoon the couscous mixture into the artichokes, mounding it up to fill them completely. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories260
Total Fat13g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium370mg
Total Carbohydrate34g
Dietary Fiber9g
Sugars8g
Protein8g