Apricot Couscous

1 cup couscous
1 small red onion, small dice
1 1/2 cups chicken stock, warm
1/4 cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup whole almonds toasted, coarsely chopped
2 scallions green parts only
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped plus leaves for garnish
1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
pinch of lemon zest
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

In a medium saucepan add a 2 count of extra-virgin olive oil. Add the red onion, almonds and apricot and saute gently over low heat until translucent and slightly fragrant. Add the couscous then dump in the warm chicken broth. Stir with a fork to combine. Add lemon zest and cover. Let sit for 10 minutes, then uncover and fluff with a fork again. Put the green onions, mint and cilantro on a cutting board and coarsely chop everything up; add this to the couscous. Add lemon juice, drizzle with olive oil, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss gently to combine.

Apricot couscous
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