couscous chickpea salad.

i got this awesome recipe from my friend danica!  it is seriously soo delicious, you can throw all sorts of variations in there too.  to make the recipe vegan, just leave out the chicken.  i made a LOT of salad, this recipe make about 6 entree sized servings or at least 10 servings if you are taking it to a party where there is other food.


  • 2 cans garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  • 2 cups prepared wheat couscous (i used yellow onion & broth to prepare the couscous)
  • 2 medium cucumbers, diced
  • 1 lb chicken, boiled and diced
  • 2/3 cup slivered almonds
  • a whole crap ton of fresh basil, chopped roughly.. i used a LOT
  • salt & pepper
  • sesame ginger dressing (recipe follows)


  1. cook your couscous
  2. cook your chicken & dice it
  3. throw everything in a huge bowl

  4. top with dressing
  5. mix well & serve

wham bam thank you maam.. easiest recipe ever!

sesame ginger dressing:


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 TB fresh ginger, peeled & minced
  • 2 TB agave
  • 1 TB sesame oil
  • 2 TB water


  1. blend all ingredients in blender
  2. pour entire batch over salad


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Sarah June 8, 2011 at 12:16 pm

I’m about to make this meal for dinner.. But wasn’t sure if it’s supposed to be served hot or cold? I think cold, my bf seems to think hot-


Janetha June 8, 2011 at 2:27 pm



Sarah June 8, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Thank you!! I love being right- haha. The recipe is YUM YUM. It’s the PERFECT dinner for a HOT HOT day here in West Virginia. Thanks lady!


Anita Fleming July 25, 2011 at 9:03 pm

can you sub. anything for the cubumber???


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