Crisp kirby cucumbers will stay firm and crunchy when mixed in this salad.
Source: Everyday Food, May 2004
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
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.