Couscous Salad With Yogurt Dressing

Total Time
1hr
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

A nice summertime full-meal salad. Serves 2 for a main course, or 4 small sides.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For the couscous: Heat the oil in a 2-qt. saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and celery and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened.
  2. Stir in the couscous. Cook and stir for 1 minute until coated with oil and lightly toasted. Add the water and bring to a boil, stirring. Remove from the heat and cover with lid. Let stand for 30 minutes, until cooled and the liquid is absorbed, uncovering occasionally to fluff with a fork.
  3. In the meantime, make the dressing: In a bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, yogurt, oil, gingerroot, garlic, cumin, ground coriander and pepper.
  4. To make the salad: Transfer the couscous to a large serving bowl. Add the cranberries (or raisins), chickpeas, bell peppers, cilantro (or parsley) and green onions. Add the dressing.
  5. Toss all the ingredients together. Garnish with the lemon wedges, if using.
Most Helpful

I have very much enjoyed this salad. It made a great meal with a few shrimp on the side. I've never seen couscous treated like rice before and, for me, it took less time to toast. I have the small couscous granules instead of the larger variety. It ended up a marvelous treat with spice use that can't be beat.

Annacia June 09, 2013