Mamta's Kitchen

Couscous Salad - 2

Couscous Salad - 2

JohnnyTheCook from BBC Food Message Board


Serves 3-4


  • 1 cup cooked couscous

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 red onion, chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1/3 cup raisins

  • 1/3 cup toasted sliced almonds

  • 1/2 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained

  • 1/2 cup creamy salad dressing

  • 1/4 cup plain yoghurt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place 1 teaspoon butter in a saucepan and melt over medium-low heat.

  2. Add 1/2 cup couscous and stir until coated in butter.

  3. Add 1 cup water. Bring to boil, reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook until all water is absorbed. Season with salt and pepper, set aside to cool.

  4. In a salad bowl, combine the couscous, red onion, bell pepper, parsley, raisins, almonds and chickpeas. Stir and mix well.

  5. Whisk together the salad dressing, yogurt, cumin, salt and pepper.

  6. Pour the dressing over salad; stir until well blended, chill and serve.

  7. Salad Selection.


  • For those of you who are in India, couscous is similar (not same) to 'dalia', the cereal made from cracked wheat.

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