Instant Pot Couscous with Figs and Almonds

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recipe by Pamela Ellgen

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This simple side dish is delicious served warm or chilled. I like to take it to the beach for picnics or serve it warm alongside a roast in the late fall.

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recipe updated Jul 8, 2020


  • Vegetable broth icon
    Vegetable broth
    4 cups (about 883.97 g)
  • Dried mint icon
    Dried mint
    1 tsp (about 0.51 g)
  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon
    ¼ tsp (about 0.66 g)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    1 tsp (about 6.5 g)
  • Slivered almonds icon
    Slivered almonds
    ½ cup (about 51.6 g)
  • Dried onion icon
    Dried onion
    2 tbsp (about 30 g)
  • Couscous icon
    2 cups (about 316.8 g)
  • Dried figs icon
    Dried figs
    ½ cup (about 75.6 g)


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
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Step preview

  1. Add vegetable broth, dried mint, ground cinnamon, sea salt, slivered almonds, dried onion, couscous and dried figs to the inner pot
  2. Stir until combined
  3. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  4. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 3 min
  5. Natural release - 5 min
  6. Release pressure -
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