Israeli Couscous with Apples, Cranberries, & Walnuts

Israeli Couscous with Apples, Cranberries, & Walnuts


  • 2 cups Israeli couscous
  • 1 red delicious apple (diced)
  • 1 granny smith apple (diced)
  • ¼ cup red onion (diced)
  • ½ cup shredded carrot (chopped)
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 3 Tbs. olive oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Boil the couscous in water (it cooks very similar to pasta).
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate ½ an hour so all flavors can blend.
  3. A big hit in the summer when you show up to a barbecue with a big bowl full – most people have never seen Israeli Cous Cous before so everyone will want to try it!

Original recipe for Israeli Couscous from Café 71 at Hyatt Center in downtown Chicago.

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