Pearl Couscous Salad This is a quick, light salad. Great for summer picnics.


  • 1 1/2 cpearl couscous, cooked according to package directions, cooled
  • 1 can(s)chick peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 ptgrape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2english cucumber, or a piece about 5-6 inches in length, cut in thin rounds, then quartered
  • 1/4 – 1/2 csliced green olives
  • 3 Tbspchopped fresh parsley
  • 3 Tbspchopped fresh basil

  • 3 Tbspolive oil
  • 3 Tbspwhite wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbspfresh lemon juice – about 1/2 of a lemon
  • 2-3 Tbspsugar
  • 1/4 tsppaprika
  • ·salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Pearl Couscous Salad

  1. While couscous is cooking, make the dressing, slice the cucumber, basil, parsley and quarter the tomatoes. Drain the chick peas,
  2. For the dressing, mix together in a jar with a tight fitting lid the olive oil, vinegar, lemon, paprika sugar and salt and pepper. Place lid on jar and shake to mix.
  3. In a large bowl place chick peas, cooked and cooled couscous, quartered tomatoes, cucumber slices, sliced olives, chopped basil and parsley. Gently mix together.
  4. Pour about 1/3 – 1/2 of the dressing over the couscous mixture and stir.
  5. Serve room temperature or cooled


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