In Mediterranean dishes, simplicity is often key. It's the art of combining a few basic ingredients to create vibrant, flavorful dishes that not only celebrate rich flavors, but also health and well-being. Today, we draw inspiration from this cuisine to present you with an easy-to-prepare recipe that is both nutritious and delicious: our Mediterranean couscous and chickpea salad, an explosion of oriental flavors on your plate!
Ingredients for 4 persons :
- 200 g couscous (you can use whole couscous for a more nutritious option)
- 1 can of 400g chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1 medium cucumber, finely diced
- 2 ripe tomatoes, finely diced
- 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
- 50g raisins
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or the juice of a lemon or lime for a tangy variant)
- 1 tablespoon of our black garlic and maple sugar BBQ spices
- Salt and pepper to taste
Start by preparing the couscous according to the instructions on the package. Once cooked, fluff it with a fork and let it cool.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the chickpeas, cucumber, tomatoes, bell pepper and raisins.
Prepare the vinaigrette by mixing the olive oil, cider vinegar (or lemon or lime juice), black garlic and maple sugar BBQ spices, salt and pepper.
Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well so that all the ingredients are well coated.
Once the couscous has cooled, add it to the vegetable mixture and mix well.
Let the salad rest in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving. This will allow the flavors to blend well.
There you go, your Mediterranean couscous and chickpea salad is ready! Serve it as a light and satisfying meal, ideal for taking to the office, school or on a picnic. Enjoy this explosion of oriental flavors and the health of Mediterranean cuisine with every bite! Enjoy your food !
Tip : This salad is very versatile. Feel free to add other vegetables of your choice, such as black olives, fresh spinach, or even chunks of feta cheese for a Greek twist.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Is this recipe vegetarian?
Yes, this Mediterranean couscous salad is vegetarian.
Can other vegetables be added to the salad?
Absolutely, this salad is very versatile. You can add other vegetables of your choice.
Can this salad be prepared the day before?
Yes, this salad can be prepared the day before. It keeps very well in the refrigerator.
How many people does this recipe serve?
This recipe serves 4 people.
What types of couscous can I use?
You can use any type of couscous, including whole couscous for a more nutritious option.
Can I replace the black garlic and maple sugar BBQ spices?
Yes, you can use other spices of your choice if you don't have Black Garlic & Maple Sugar BBQ Spices.
How can I serve this salad?
It can be served as a light and satisfying meal, ideal for taking to the office, school or on a picnic.