Cucumber Couscous Salad
Crisp kirby cucumbers will stay firm and crunchy when mixed in this salad.
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- Servings: 2
Source: Everyday Food, May 2004
- 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1/2 cup couscous
- 2 tablespoons minced shallot
- 1/3 cup golden raisins
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 can (15.5 ounce) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1 Kirby cucumber, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
In a small saucepan, bring 3/4 cup water, salt, and pepper to a boil. Stir in couscous, shallot, and raisins; remove from heat. Cover; let stand until couscous has absorbed water and is tender, 5 minutes.
In a large bowl, whisk together lemon juice and olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Add chickpeas, couscous mixture, and cucumber; toss to combine. Refrigerate in a covered container until ready to serve.