Yum! An Incredible Mediterranean Whole Wheat Couscous Salad Recipe

Photo Courtesy of Cuisinicity.com

Photo Courtesy of Cuisinicity.com

Look at this incredible salad filled with artichoke hearts, bell peppers, tomatoes, chickpeas, fresh basil, and topped with roasted sunflower seeds! It’s so easy and it requires no cooking at all!

Ingredients

Dressing:
Juice of 1 large orange (about ½ cup)
Juice of 1 small lemon (about ¼ cup)
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt

Salad ingredients:
1 cup whole wheat couscous, dry
2 medium tomatoes, rinsed, diced
3 bell peppers (yellow, red and orange), rinsed finely diced
1 large jar (12 oz) fresh packed marinated artichoke hearts, drained
1 (15.5 oz) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup fresh basil, rinsed and chopped

Topping:
1 tablespoon roasted sunflower seeds (unsalted)

Directions

Place all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to blend well. Place the dry couscous in a large bowl, pour the dressing over it and stir once; set it aside, uncovered, and do not stir again for 10 minutes. Top with all the remaining ingredients and gently stir together (after the 10 minutes are up!). Sprinkle with the sunflower seeds and serve either at room temperature or cold.

Image, video and recipe via Catherine Katz of Cuisinicity.com



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