Couscous Chick Pea Salad

Couscous, chick peas and mint salad

Couscous Chick Pea Salad

Total time :
20 mins
Prep Time :
15 mins
Cook Time :
5 mins



  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) Spectrum® Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice (not bottled)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3/4 tsp (7 mL) ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground coriander
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Make couscous according to package directions, using vegetable broth. Fluff with fork when all liquid has been absorbed.
  2. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in chick peas, currants, peppers, onion, mint and parsley.
  3. Dressing: In a small bowl whisk together oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin and coriander until well blended.
  4. Stir dressing into salad. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in pine nuts just before serving.

Makes 4 to 6 servings 

Variations: Replace currants with dried cranberries or chopped dried apricots. Replace pine nuts with toasted slivered almonds.