Curry Couscous and Broccoli Feta Salad With Garbanzo Beans

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 7 mins

All ingredients can be adjusted to suit taste. Add in some chopped peeled cucumber if desired. If you are not a ginger lover then omit the fresh ginger. Plan ahead this salad needs to chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan stir the curry powder over medium heat until fragrant and toasted (about 1 minute).
  2. Add in 2-1/4 cups water with 1 teaspoon salt.
  3. Add in veggie florets and carrots to the saucepan with the water and curry; bring to full a boil, cover and cook 1 minute.
  4. Remove from heat and mix in couscous; cover and let stand until the couscous softens (about 5-6 minutes).
  5. Transfer the couscous and veggies to a large bowl.
  6. Mix in garbanzo beans, oil, wine vinegar, minced fresh ginger; toss to combine.
  7. Cool to room temperature or chill (make certain that the couscous is completely cooled or the feta will melt).
  8. Add in feta cheese, green onions and toasted almonds (if using); toss to combine.
  9. Add in salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Chill for a minimum of 2 hours before serving.
  11. Delicious!
Most Helpful

This was not bad, but not a favorite for me or my BF. The only change I made initially was to substitute quinoa for the couscous for a little extra nutrition. Once the dish was made, we thought it was just too bland. I added lemon juice for more bite and dried cranberries for a little sweetness. I may not use this exact recipe again, but will definitely use the feta/chickpea/toasted almond combo in the future.

ATouchofZing February 22, 2010

I really enjoyed this salad. I made some slight changes, left out the almonds and ginger, and added some lemon juice to finish. I really liked the addition of the feta! Also preferred it warm over cold. Thank you!

yamakarasu September 29, 2012

This is my new favorite dish! As a student I need lunches that can travel around with me and aren't expensive to make, and this dish fits the bill as well as being absolutely delicious!! I cut up way too much broccoli and had to use much more water than was called for and had my doubts about the whole thing until I tasted the result...Crunchy toasted almonds, fresh ginger, green onions, chunky feta, and the veggies and quinoa (which I used in place of cous cous), mmmmmmm! Make this dish! It's filling and amazing!

Celantiis August 23, 2009