Serve this amazingly quick side dish with almost anything...or serve alone as a refreshing, nourishing salad. The cherries give sweetness, the almonds add a pleasant crunch and the couscous provides its buttery flavor and pleasant, soft graininess. An uncommon match, but they compliment each other perfectly.
Mix the scallions with couscous, olive oil, and the dried cherries.
Boil the water and add to the couscous mixture. Stir quickly, cover with plastic wrap, and allow to stand for about 30 minutes.
Fluff with a fork and add almonds.
Adjust the seasoning.