Mediterranean Couscous Salad
Serves: 6
The couscous will expand once it absorbs the citrus dressing so don't use any more than 1 cup dry!!!
  • Dressing:
  • Juice of 1 large orange (about ½ cup)
  • Juice of 1 small lemon (about ¼ cup)
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp 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
  • ½ cup fresh basil , rinsed and chopped
  • Topping:
  • 1 Tbsp roasted sunflower seeds (unsalted)
  1. Place all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to blend well.
  2. Place the dry couscous in a large bowl, pour the dressing over it and stir well once; set it aside, uncovered and do not stir again for 10 minutes.
  3. Place all the remaining ingredients on top of the couscous and gently stir (after the 10 minutes are up!).
  4. Sprinkle with the sunflower seeds and serve either at room temperature or cold.
Recipe by Cuisinicity at