5 from 11 votes
israeli couscous salad
Israeli Couscous Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
chill
30 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Israeli Couscous Salad is one of those salads you can pretty much enjoy year around, combining simple ingredients such as Israeli Couscous, chickpeas, tomatoes, minced garlic, fresh parsley, roasted red peppers, red onion, kosher salt, ground black pepper, and lemony homemade dressing.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Israeli Couscous
Servings: 8 People
Calories: 380 kcal
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
Salad Dressing
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Couscous Salad
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1ā…“ cups tri-colored Israeli couscous
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1-16- ounce can of chickpeas rinsed
  • 2 cups fresh tomatoes seeds removed and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 cup jarred roasted red peppers drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup red salad onion diced
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
For the dressing
  1. In a glass bowl combine extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper by whisking till joined.
  2. Reserve salad dressing till needed.
For the Couscous
  1. Fill a medium saucepan about 2/3 full of cold water. Add the kosher salt and olive oil, bring the water to a full boil. Add the Israeli couscous to the boiling water and let simmer for about 8 minutes, until the Israeli couscous is al dente. Let cool off before combining with other ingredients.
  2. In a medium salad bowl combine, couscous, chickpeas, tomatoes, minced garlic, fresh parsley, roasted red peppers, red onion, kosher salt, ground black pepper, and homemade dressing.
  3. Refrigerate the Israeli Couscous Salad if desired for about 1 hour, gently toss again before serving.
  4. Immediately refrigerate leftovers in a lidded airtight plastic container, will last up to 4 days when properly stored.
Recipe Notes

If you cannot find quality fresh tomatoes you can substituteĀ drained organic diced tomatoes in the salad.