Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

From James McNair's Beans and Grains. Colorful salad with sweetness of currants, fresh mint and parsley, pine nuts, red pepper and green onion. Love it! Cook time is standing time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For dressing, combine olive oil, lemon juice, garlic cumin, hot sauce, salt and pepper in small bowl.
  2. In a large bowl, combine garbanzos, couscous, currants, sweet pepper, onion, mint and parsley and mix well.
  3. Add the dressing and toss to distribute.
  4. Cover and let stand at room temperature for about one hour, or cover tightly and refrigerate for as long as overnight; return to room temperature before serving.
  5. Place the pine nuts in a small, heavy skillet over medium heat.
  6. Toast, shaking the pan or stirring frequently, until lightly golden and fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  7. Pour onto a plate to cool.
  8. Mound the salad on a serving dish or individual plates, sprinkle with pine nuts and garnish with tomato pieces.
  9. Serves 6 as main dish or 12 as side dish.