Chickpea and Couscous Delight Recipe -
Chickpea and Couscous Delight Recipe
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Chickpea and Couscous Delight

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"This simple recipe is so enjoyable, I tend to make it frequently when I find I don't have time to make anything else!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    20 mins


  1. Bring water to boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in couscous, and remove from heat. Cover, and let stand about 5 minutes, until liquid has been absorbed. Fluff with a fork.
  2. In a large bowl, mix couscous and garbanzo beans. Toss in tomatoes and cucumbers. Stir olive oil and vinegar into the mixture. Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 07, 2008

I found this recipe delicious but I did tweak quite a bit so I can't give the full five stars. Instead of water, I used vegetable broth and what a flavorful difference. I used balsamic vinegar instead of white, and garlic infused olive oil, and again, a great flavor boost. I also used a red onion. It tasted fabulous! I think this recipe lends itself to many different variations and tastes - it's very versatile.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 15, 2006

This is a very simple and healthy recipe. The only problem I found was that it is a little bland, so I added red peppers and substituted balsamic vinegar for white. I love the mixture of beans, veggies and couscous though! an awesome combination of textures.

Apr 12, 2007

Nice simple recipe. Glad I read the other reviews which inspired me to make some changes of my own. Used lime, balsamic and fresh herbs and made double the amount of dressing. Also added celery, bell pepper and blanched asparagus. Best prepared the day before to enhance the flavours. Cheers!

Jul 01, 2003

Wonderfully easy and tasty! I peppered this nicely, and didn't add any extra salt. Next time I'll try lemon juice instead of vinegar for more flavour. Thanks for this one!

Aug 20, 2008

This was pretty tasty but I think it should be 1/4 cup of olive oil and 1/4 cup white vinegar instead of teaspoon. Otherwise it's way too dry and has no flavor to speak of. A little fresh mint might be nice in this also.

Aug 12, 2008

This was a nice and simple recipe. I added a bit more olive oil and vinegar for more of a punch. I also added sliced red onions to bulk up the veggies. I will definitely make this again.

May 15, 2008

Surprisingly good! This was my first time using couscous and this recipe fit my taste buds! I did change a few things - I used lemon juice instead of vinegar (as others suggested), diced canned tomatoes (with juice) and I added some tarragon to the dressing. Will definitely use this recipe again!

Jun 04, 2008

While the recipe was OK and probably a good picnic food, there just wasn't enough flavor for our liking. I made it 2 times, the first time with chicken broth, the second without. Definately use the chicken broth.


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  • Calories
  • 147 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.9 g
  • 1%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 145 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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