Spicy Couscous and Chick Pea Salad

Enjoy this easy couscous, Chick Peas and vegetable salad that’s ready in just 20 minutes. Perfect side for any meal!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Salad

1/2
cup uncooked whole wheat couscous
1 1/2
cups water
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
can (15 oz) Chick Peas or garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
1/2
cup frozen shelled edamame (soybeans) (from 12-oz bag) or lima beans (from 9-oz bag), thawed
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Green bell peppers, halved, if desired

Dressing

3
tablespoons olive oil
1
teaspoon ground coriander
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Cook couscous in water with 1/4 teaspoon salt as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix Chick Peas, tomatoes, soybeans and cilantro. In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients until well blended.
  • 3 Add cooked couscous to salad; mix well. Pour dressing over salad; stir gently to mix. Spoon salad mixture into halved bell peppers. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time.

Expert Tips

Edamame is the Japanese name for fresh green soybeans—tasty, bright little green gems that are high in protein. You can buy them frozen, usually in their fuzzy green pods.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
290mg
290%;
Total Carbohydrate
49g
49%
(Dietary Fiber
9g
9%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.