Listen my love for the Whole Foods hot bar has grown tremendously since having their pearl couscous, so naturally I have tried to recreate it.
1 1/2 cup water
1 cup pearl couscous (I used tricolor from Bob’s Red Mill)
1/2 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries
2 tbs fresh parsley
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
To make the vinaigrette, place the vinaigrette ingredients in a bowl. Whisk together to combine. Set aside briefly.
Cook the couscous according to the instructions on the package. Once cooked, add the toasted walnuts, cranberries, vinaigrette and parsley.