Vegetarian Couscous Salad Recipe

Vegetarian Couscous Salad is a perfect blend of chickpeas and cucumber slices, nicely coated in a mustard-lemon dressing. The sprinkling of nicely chopped fresh parsley all over the salad enhances the overall look of the dish. This simple to prepare Vegetarian Couscous Salad Recipe is always a fine choice to take to a vegetarian picnic or potluck. Otherwise make it at home and enjoy with your family or guests.

Summer Couscous Salad, Chicken and Couscous Salad, and the Couscous Cucumber Salad are some of the close variations of the Vegetarian Couscous Salad.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Serving size: 4
Utensils needed: mixing bowl, large serving platter or bowl, whisk, spoon, fork

Ingredients:

– 2 cups cooked couscous
– 6 green onions – finely chopped
– 2 medium tomatoes – finely chopped
– 1 cup cucumber – finely chopped
– ½ cup chickpeas (garbanzo beans are preferred) – pre-cooked or canned
– 1 cup chopped fresh parsley

Dressing’s Ingredients:

– ¾ cup olive oil
– ½ cup lemon juice
– 2 cloves garlic – nicely minced
– 1 teaspoon mustard – Dijon mustard is preferred
– 1 teaspoon ground coriander
– 1 teaspoon salt
– Dash pepper to taste

Instructions

  • 1

    Prepare the salad

    Take a large serving bowl or platter and add in 2 cups of cooked couscous. 6 finely chopped green onions, chopped slices of 2 medium fresh tomatoes, 1 cup of nicely chopped cucumber and ½ cup chickpeas pre-cooked or canned chickpeas. Sprinkle 1 cup of finely chopped fresh parsley all over the mixture and whisk all of the ingredients until mix well. Set this bowl aside to marinate, till then you make the dressing for the salad.

  • 2

    Prepare the dressing

    Pick a small mixing bowl and pour in ¾ cup of olive oil, ½ cup of lemon juice, 2 nicely minced cloves garlic, 1 teaspoon of mustard, and 1 teaspoon of chopped coriander. Season with some salt and pepper to taste. Now, pick a large spoon or whisk and mix all these ingredients until incorporate well and form a thick dressing.

  • 3

    Mix the salad and dressing

    Drizzle the dressing over the salad in the large bowl and stir the ingredients until coat well.

  • 4

    Enjoy

    Serve Vegetarian Couscous Salad and enjoy!

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