Apricot Almond Couscous

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Why decide between sweet and savory if you don't have to? Our couscous packs protein from our veggie chicken, savory crunch from almonds, and chewy sweetness from apricots — this is one of our favorite meals on or off the trail. 

Instructions: Empty contents of package into separate bowl or mug. Boil 10 ounces water (about 1.25 cups); combine boiling water with package contents. Cover. Allow to rehydrate approximately 5 minutes. More water may be added to achieve desired consistency. Eat! Enjoy! Adventure! *Recipes tested in Boulder, Colorado. Food may take longer to rehydrate above 5430’.

Tastiness Factor: You aren't ready for this tastiness factor.

Nutritional Facts: Serv. Size: 1 bag (144g), Servings: 1, Amount Per Serving: Calories 520, Fat Cal. 50, Total Fat 6g (9% DV), Sat. Fat 1.5g (8% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 0mg (0% DV), Sodium 1570mg (65% DV), Total Carb. 97g (32% DV), Fiber 9g (36% DV), Sugars 15g, Protein 20g, Vitamin A (20% DV), Vitamin C (0% DV), Calcium (8% DV), Iron (15% DV). Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Ingredients: Organic Couscous, Organic Apricots, NON-GMO Textured Vegetable Protein Chicken (textured soy flour, soybean oil, salt, autolyzed yeast extract, hydrolyzed corn protein [hydrolyzed corn protein, autolyzed yeast extract, partially hydrogenated cottonseed and soybean oils, thiamine hydrochloride, dextrose, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate] natural smoke flavoring [partially hydrogenated soybean oil, natural smoke flavorings]), Almonds, Sea Salt, Lemon Powder (crystallized lemon [citric acid, lemon oil, lemon juice], maltodextrin), Vegetable Broth Powder (Corn Syrup Solids, Tomato, Salt, Dehydrated Onion, Dehydrated Garlic, Yeast Extract, Carrot, Basil, Celery Seed, Parsley, Spinach, Turmeric, Bay)


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  • 5
    Perfect lunch

    Posted by Shawna on Jul 19th 2019

    I wondered when purchasing this one if it would be filling enough. I have a big appetite. This was lunch on the Ouachita river after paddling all morning. It hit the spot. Filling, great texture, and a good balance of sweet & savory. Quick to rehydrate which made it a great lunch option on a sandbar.

  • 5
    Unique combination

    Posted by Jack on Apr 18th 2019

    I'll admit, I was a little hesitant to try this meal. I am not usually a fan of sweet and savory mixes. But the flavor combo here is just right! The apricots are not overly sweet, and the TVP "chicken" adds a nice texture. I was also impressed that the couscous rehydrated into actual, separate grains, as opposed to a gluey mess. Here's to hoping Trailfork develops some new flavor combos in the future!

  • 5
    So good!

    Posted by Lynn on Apr 18th 2019

    I am normally not a huge couscous person, but I ADORED this meal on our last trip to the Tetons. After a long day of hiking, it absolutely hit the spot. It's so hard to find decent veggie backpacking food but this company knows what's up--the flavors are balanced and you still get enough protein to push through a big hiking day without bonking.