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Creamy Date and Apricot Couscous

Serves 6


  • 1 1/4 cups reduced fat Australian milk
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half
  • 2 cardamom pods, bruised
  • 1 kaffir lime leaf or strip of lime rind
  • 1 cup couscous
  • ¼ cup blanched almonds, lightly toasted and chopped
  • 1 cup reduced fat Australian yogurt
  • 4 fresh dates, pitted
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • fresh mint leaves, for serving
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  1. 1.Gently heat milk with cinnamon stick, cardamom and lime leaf for 3-4 minutes. Drain.
  2. 2.Pour hot milk over combined couscous, dates and apricots and stand for 2-3 minutes. Fluff with a fork, stir in half the yogurt and the almonds.
  3. 3.Serve topped with remaining yogurt and fresh mint.

Tips / Handy Hints

Cardamom pods are available in the herb and spice section of your supermarket or fruit shop.

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serve:
Energy (kj) 1003
Protein (g) 10
Fat, Total (g) 5.2
Saturated (g) 1.2
Carbohydrates (g) 37
Sugars (g) 13
Dietry Fibre (g) 2
Sodium (mg) 61
Calcium (mg) 176
Iron (mg) 1


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