Chickpea and Couscous Salad 

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Serves: 8 (260g per serve)

Category: Salads


  • 1½ cups vegetable liquid stock, salt reduced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin or curry powder
  • 1½ cups uncooked couscous
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 medium tomatoes, finely diced
  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped
  • 2 spring onions, sliced (include green tops)


  • Rind of 1 orange, finely grated
  • Juice of 2 oranges (150mL)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Ingredients – dressing

  • 1 glove garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Pinch salt and pepper


  1. Bring stock to the boil, add cumin or curry powder
  2. Remove from heat and mix in couscous
  3. Cover and allow to stand for 5 minutes until stock has absorbed
  4. In a large mixing bowl combine couscous and all remaining ingredients
  5. Prepare dressing in a separate bowl. Pour dressing over the salad and mix well
  6. Serve warm or cold.

Nutrition information panel

Nutrient Per Serve Per 100g
Energy 999kJ 382kJ
Protein 9.52g 3.64g
Total fat 3.63g 1.39g
Saturated fat 0.53g 0.20g
Carbohydrate 38.3g 14.6g
Sugars 3.93g 1.50g
Dietary Fibre 5.33g 2.04g
Sodium 256mg 98mg

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