Couscous and Chickpea Salad

    Couscous and Chickpea Salad

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    2hr45min


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    About this recipe: A delicious salad, which is quick and easy to make. Couscous is tossed with chickpeas, almonds, raisins, parsley, onion and red pepper in a creamy salad dressing. This salad goes particularly well with barbecued meats.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 125ml creamy salad dressing
    • 4 tablespoons natural yoghurt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 15g butter
    • 85g couscous
    • 250ml water
    • 1 red onion, chopped
    • 1 red pepper, chopped
    • 20g chopped parsley
    • 50g raisins
    • 45g flaked almonds, toasted
    • 120g tinned chickpeas, drained

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:2hr chilling  ›  Ready in:2hr45min 

    1. In a medium bowl, blend creamy salad dressing, yoghurt, cumin, salt and pepper. Cover and place in the refrigerator 1 hour or until chilled.
    2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in couscous and coat with butter. Stir in water, reduce heat and a simmer, covered, until all water is absorbed, about 5-10 minutes.
    3. Mix couscous, red onion, red pepper, parsley, raisins, almonds and chickpeas into the creamy salad dressing mixture. Cover and chill in the refrigerator until serving.

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