Saturday, January 19, 2019

Delightful Couscous, Garbanzo Bean Salad

Couscous salad with garbanzo beans and veggies in a glass bowl.

Couscous in a measuring cup.

Cut veggies for couscous salad

A delightful couscous salad with garbanzo beans, cucumber, carrots, tomatoes, bell pepper, green onions loaded with parsley and cilantro and spiced with dried oregano and basil.  

Couscous, Garbanzo Bean Salad

A tasty salad that can be served with many dishes.

Serves 6

1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 large clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 cup couscous
1 1/4 cup boiling water
1 cup cucumber, diced small
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced small
1 large carrot, peeled and diced small
3 green onions, chopped
6 cherry tomatoes, sliced lengthwise into 4 pieces
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 cups garbanzo beans, canned, drained and rinsed
Salt and pepper

In a small bowl whisk together oil, vinegar, garlic and dried herbs and set aside. Place 1 cup couscous in medium-sized bowl. Pour boiling water on top. Cover with a plate and let stand 10 minutes. Remove plate and fluff with a fork.

In a big bowl add the couscous, cucumber, bell pepper, carrot, green onions, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, parsley and garbanzo beans. Add dressing and mix all together. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Coucous garbanzo bean salad in glass bowl.

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