Couscous with Chickpeas

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Anu_N

I found this recipe on, and altered it slightly, using lemon juice instead of vinegar. This is an unbelievably simple recipe that puts together the friendly flavours of couscous, chickpeas, plum tomatoes, and cucumbers, accompanied with the tang of lemon! This is great for quick meals when there's no time to spare!

Top Review by Merlot

This was WONDERFUL!!! I am a big fan of couscous and love vegetables so this dish really hit the spot for me!! I used fresh lemon juice instead of the vinegar and that too makes all the difference in the world. I added a tad more garlic to it. This is a great dish to keep on hand in the refrigerator when the "hungries" hit or to serve as a side dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water to boil in a medium saucepan.
  2. Stir in couscous, and remove from heat.
  3. Cover, and let stand about 5 minutes, until liquid has been absorbed.
  4. Fluff with a fork.
  5. In a large bowl, mix couscous and garbanzo beans.
  6. Toss in tomatoes and cucumbers.
  7. Stir olive oil and lemon juice (or vinegar) into the mixture.
  8. Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

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