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4 servings
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Meal Type:
Salads and Salad Dressings
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Chickpea and Couscous Salad

This combination of flavors makes for a light summery salad.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Combine diced white onion with lemon juice and set aside. The lemon juice will minimize the bite of the onion, making it mild. Cook the couscous to the directions of the package and set aside as well.
  2. Drain can of chickpeas and put in a bowl and toss with the green onion and olive oil, season with salt and pepper.
  3. With a fork, loosen up the couscous and blend in with chickpea blend.
  4. Now combine lemon juice, white onions and tomatoes and toss together.
  5. Finally, drizzle honey on creation and mix well. Refrigerate salad for about half an hour to allow the flavors to set. Sprinkle with herbs of your choice prior to serving.
  6. Note: you can substitute the lemon juice for lime juice, and honey for brown sugar, and also substitute white onion for celery or even green apple!
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27 Oct 10 by member: JulianGonzales
I love this recipe. It's quick and easy to make and I have it all the time. I highly recommend for a fan of chick peas,such as myself.
12 Dec 10 by member: fatpanda138
27.98 grams of Carbs all in one meal? Definately NOT good for Atkins Induction Phase. take out the honey, couscouse and replace it with squares of motzorella cheese and reduce the volume chickpeas, make up the difference -That might be a reasonable side to a meat dish.
03 Oct 11 by member: Akumas
My husband loved it.
03 Oct 11 by member: thegarfs
it;s ecxellent. since I made it with onion,1 bell pepper,like one teaspoon or 2 of virgin olive oil and chopped garlic. sauted everything in the little oil with a little bit of salt and ate it like a warm salad. Did not use the lemon nor the honey.It was my evening meal today
18 Jan 12 by member: Costurera
I'm not on Atkins Induction Phase, so I'm gonna love the cr** outta this dish. Atkins people, please try to keep your gasps of shock to your own forums. No one SAID this was a good Atkins dish, so just deal with it,
26 Mar 12 by member: Im2Thin4u
loved it with chilli flakes!
09 Jan 13 by member: sky92

     
 

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Nutrition summary:

There are 175 calories in 1 serving of Chickpea and Couscous Salad.
Calorie break-down: 28% fat, 61% carbs, 11% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
 
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 50
Calories 175
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 5.53g 9%
  Saturated Fat 0.841g 4%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.67g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 3.28g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 144mg 6%
Potassium 214mg  
Total Carbohydrate 27.48g 9%
  Dietary Fiber 3.7g 15%
  Sugars 7.03g  
Protein 5.25g  
 
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 4% Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
9%
of RDI*
(175 calories)
9% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
 
Carbohydrate (61%)
 
Fat (28%)
 
Protein (11%)
Carbohydrates, 27.48g (61%) Fat, 5.53g (28%) Protein, 5.25g (11%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories