Step 1Place apricots and currants in medium bowl and cover with hot water. Soak 20 minutes.
Step 2Meanwhile, fill 2 1/2-quart saucepan two-thirds full with water and bring to boil. Cook snow peas until bright green and crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water until cool. Pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.
Step 3In small mixing bowl combine oil, lemon juice, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, sugar and pepper. Whisk to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings. Set aside.
Step 4In large mixing bowl combine couscous, cashews, green onions and snow peas. Drain apricots and currants. Pat dry with paper towels and add to couscous mixture. Toss lightly to combine. Add dressing, toss to mix through, and serve.