Couscous salad with veggies, chickpeas, mint and olive oil dressing is fabulous for a packed lunch or light supper. I spiced it with green crushed green chillies but any spices and herbs can be included as per the taste and preference.
Couscous is small pasta made of semolina, a form of wheat. It can be eaten as a side dish, salad and you can use it in place of rice or quinoa. Including couscous provides essential nutrients and help to provide a good source of lean, vegetarian protein.
Preparation time: 15mins
Cooking time: 10mins
- Finely chopped onion-1num
- Finely chopped cucumber- 1/2cup
- Finely chopped tomato-1num
- Cooked chickpeas/garbanzo beans- 200gms/1can
- Mint leaves- a handful
- Green chilli-2num
- Black salt/rock salt-1/2tsp
- Olive oil-1tbsp
- Lemon juice-as per taste
- Crush mint, Coriander, chilli in the blender to fine paste.
- Boil 1cup water and soak couscous for 5-10 mins.
- In a bowl add chopped onion, cucumber, tomato, garbanzo beans, crushed mint-coriander-chilli, rock salt, lemon juice, couscous and mix well until combined.
Drizzle olive oil serve immediately.
<li>Couscous can be replaced with Quinoa</li> <li>Feel free to use any pulses/sprouts of your choice</li> <li>Can replace rock salt with table salt, green chilli with cayenne pepper/ paprika</li>
Posted on July 13, 2014, in International, Salad/Wraps, Soups, Salad and Wraps and tagged Chitras healthy kitchen, Couscous chickpeas salad, Couscous healthy salad, drchdietfood. Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.
Have never tried couscous, I always have quinoa 🙂 Next time in super market list it is couscous 🙂
Malar – nice to know.. Here I used couscous a lot and started experimenting with Quinoa these days…couscous best part is cooks qyickly
Looks very full of flavor Chitra!
Thanks Lori..tried to add Indian touch to it..nice you liked it
you make me so hungry every time I read your recipes. I can’t wait to be able to taste food again so I can try some of these.
It is such a positive feedback..exploring more options on Vegan these days…glad you like them..so can plan to do more in this area…wait to hear from you
A quick and easy recipe. I wish couscous was available in my place. Need to get it online 😦
True Poojita..some ingredients won’t be available in all places..try with Quiona
Good alternative… Will try soon.. Thanks for the suggestion. 🙂
Blogging is all about making new friends and learn as well share learnings…
Very true Chitra… Apart from making friends we get to know a lot of cultures, what they eat, how they live etc. It is truly a window into the other side of the world. What started as a hobby now is slowly transforming into a passion 🙂
Same experience here…feel sometimes 24 hrs is not sufficient to fill this passion…
and my search of couscous is still on in my local area this looks so yum
All the best…..
This looks fantastic. I’ve got a bulgur wheat salad recipe on my blog too that is just as healthy and delcious. Emma.
True Emma… Rightly said
I love this recipe! Thank you!
So nice you liked this recipe. Thanks for visiting me