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Chickpea & Couscous Salad

Hi There! I’ve got another great salad recipe for you today. This one is simple & tasty 🙂

A couple of days ago I talked about my favorite lunch. That included a turkey sandwich and some sort of salad. The first salad I featured was my Easy Broccoli Pasta Salad. Now its time for the second feature salad. Chickpea & Couscous Salad. This fiber rich salad comes together in about 10 fast minutes.

Here’s how to make it:

Step 1:

Make sure to drain and rinse the chickpeas first.

Step 2:

Step 3:

Chopped chives also works great as a replacement for the onions.

Step 4:

Step 5:

Step 6: Mix everything together and serve!


  • 1 14oz can chickpeas (drained & rinsed)
  • 1 cup cooked couscous
  • 1 green onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1.5 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1.5 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients together in a bowl & serve. Salad can be served chilled or at room temperature.

That’s it!

Nice and easy!

The other way I like to eat to this is plopped on top a pile of greens. Its delicious 🙂

P.S. Rumor has it temps are suppose to be in the upper 70’s today! If you’re in the DC area (or the east coast) spend as much time outside as possible. That’s my plan 🙂

Have a great weekend!

17 Responses

  1. Elizabeth@The Sweet Life said on February 18, 2011 at 8:22 am

    what a beautiful and fresh dish! looks perfect to take to a summer picnic.

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet said on February 18, 2011 at 8:36 am

    This sounds so good! Perfect for making ahead of time for lunches and sides!

  3. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on February 18, 2011 at 8:49 am

    i love super simple dishes like this! i’ll have to make this sunday to eat the rest of the week 🙂

  4. Blog is the New Black said on February 18, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Delicious- I can see myself having this for lunch, or a snack!

  5. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on February 18, 2011 at 9:05 am

    I LOVE easy recipes like this! Yum!

  6. Maryea (Happy Healthy Mama) said on February 18, 2011 at 9:08 am

    This looks tasty. Thanks for sharing your favorite lunches!

  7. Evan Thomas said on February 18, 2011 at 9:39 am

    This looks delicious! The scallions really make this pop. I’ll have to try it with something like quinoa.

  8. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on February 18, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I love salads like this on greens! Makes for a perfect meal! Enjoy your time outside today and have a great weekend!

  9. Barbara said on February 18, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Looks delicious…you always have the best (easy) recipes! Definitely will be trying this one…even if I’m the only one eating it!

  10. Mo said on February 18, 2011 at 11:04 am

    I love salads like this, and the simple flavors look perfect. Will be making this today!

  11. Maryann @ Raise Healthy Eaters said on February 18, 2011 at 11:20 am

    This looks good and easy. Will try it out!

  12. marla {family fresh cooking} said on February 18, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    I love chickpeas & cous cous – this salad is perfect for any time of day! Great step by step too 🙂

  13. Lisa (Dishes of Mrs. Fish) said on February 18, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Yum! I have an obsession with chickpeas lately. I can’t wait to try this!

  14. Lauren at KeepItSweet said on February 19, 2011 at 7:13 am

    I really like the texture combination of chickpeas and couscous. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  15. Diana @ frontyardfoodie said on February 19, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    This is almost literally my go to salad. I usually use quinoa or ice though. For some reason my hubby hate garbonzo beans in any way but hummus so for him I just add bell peppers and tomatoes instead. haha

  16. J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) said on February 20, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    That looks delicious! I bet it would work with quinoa, too.