Quick & Easy Mediterranean Couscous Salad

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Craving a taste of the Mediterranean that’s bursting with flavor? Look no further than this quick & easy Mediterranean Couscous Salad!

It is a wonderful side dish with chicken or fish. This Mediterranean couscous salad is a light, easy to make and refreshing dish. You can enjoy eating it for a healthy lunch.

Packed with fresh vegetables, protein-rich chickpeas, this salad is a delightful explosion of textures and tastes. The fluffy couscous base is perfect for all the delicious ingredients, and a simple lemon dressing brings it all together. Plus, this salad comes together in minutes, making it a perfect weeknight meal or refreshing side dish.

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It is also great to take to a picnic since it is served cold or room temperature. You can also change up the Mediterranean couscous salad with other vegetables in your garden such as bell peppers or summer squash and zucchini. Are you ready to dive into the delightful flavors of the Mediterranean?

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This is one of my favorite go-to dishes during the summer. You will love this quick & easy Mediterranean couscous salad recipe.

It is healthy and loaded with delicious flavors for garlic, lemon, fresh herbs, chickpeas, and veggies. The perfect dish to make ahead of time. Why? Because the flavors will infuse more the next day.

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In a pot on the stove, add 1 1/4 cup of water, olive oil, and garlic. Bring to a boil over medium heat.

Once the water boils, remove from the heat. Stir in couscous and cover for 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes, fluff couscous with a fork and place in a large bowl.

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Drain and rinse one can of chickpeas. You need to make sure there is no water being added. Extra water will make the salad mushy. Add the thoroughly drained chickpeas to the couscous.

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Cut your fresh garden vegetables into small bite size cubes. Here fresh tomatoes and cucumbers are added into the bowl. Fresh herbs such as Parsley is a great addition this this Mediterranean couscous salad. Don’t forget to add one tablespoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice to this salad.

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Add salt and pepper to your taste!

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Now it is time to give this salad a good mix to blend all of the flavors together. You can serve it immediately or store covered in the refrigerator.

ENJOY!

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Mediterranean Couscous Salad

This Mediterranean Couscous Salad Recipe is a perfect summertime dish. It is healthy and loaded with delicious flavors for garlic, lemon, fresh herbs, chickpeas and fresh garden veggies.
It is a perfect dish to make ahead of time. You serve it cold as a side dish with chicken or fish. It also makes a great lunch.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Couscous
  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp Fresh Parsley
  • 1 TBSP Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 Medium Tomatoes cubed
  • 1 Medium Cucumber (rind removed) sliced and quartered
  • 1 Can Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans), Drained and Rinsed
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a pot on the stove, add 1 1/4 cup of water, olive oil, and garlic. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Once the water boils, remove from the heat. Stir in couscous and cover for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, fluff couscous with a fork and place in a large bowl.
  • Add drained Chickpeas.
  • Add tomatoes, cucumbers and chopped fresh parsley (optional).
  • Add lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste. Mix the salad thoroughly. Serve at room temperature or cold.
  • Store in refrigerator covered.

This salad is perfect for a quick lunch, a delightful side dish, or even a satisfying main course. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to throw together, making it a weeknight wonder. You may want to forget the heavy meal and go for this flavorful Mediterranean dish.

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