Maftoul Couscous Salad
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"Palestinian whole wheat couscous, rich in fiber, low in fat, healthy and delicious."
-- @sarchakra
Recipe

Details

Prep time 5mins
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 6

Recipe

  • 1 container Maftoul couscous
  • 2 cubes vegetable or chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoon chopped oregano
  • 1/ 2 cups crumbled feta cheese
  • 4 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 juice lemons
  • 3 minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon crushed black pepper
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 medium chopped red onion
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1 package halved kumato or grape tomatoes
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1 can chopped artichoke
  • 4 tablespoon chopped coriander leaf
  • salt
  • 4 1/ 4 cups water

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat 4 & ¼ cup of water with 1 tbsp olive oil and 2 stock cubes (vegetarian or chicken). Add 1 packet of couscous and cook on medium heat for 12-13 mins. Cover and let all the water soak into the grains.

  • Step 2

    Cook 1 cup of chickpeas in the pressure cooker with 4 cups of water for 7-8 whistles. Discard water and keep chickpeas in the bowl. Omit this step if you're using canned chickpeas.

  • Step 3

    Prepare the dressing: combine together 3 tbsp olive oil, 3 tbsp garlic, juice of 2 lemons, 1 tbsp crushed black pepper. Set aside. Also prepare the vegetables while the couscous is being cooked.

  • Step 4

    In a large bowl assemble the following: onions, tomato, oregano, artichoke, couscous, coriander leaf, carrots, chickpeas. Pour dressing on top and mix. Sprinkle crumbled feta cheese and halved black grape tomatoes. Enjoy!