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Couscous and Chick-Pea Salad

This delicious and healthy salad is rich in flavor, texture, and crunch. It is a perfect side dish for chicken, fish, or meat, or served on its own as a light lunch or snack.
Course Lunch, Salad, Sides
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 2/3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup dried instant couscous
  • 1/3 cup cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans), canned, drained
  • 2/3 cup peas and carrots, frozen, thawed and drained
  • 1/4 cup green or red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tbsp. purple onions, minced or finely diced
  • 2 tbsp. dried currants


  1. Bring chicken broth to a boil. Add couscous. Cover pot and remove from heat. Let stand, covered for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  2. Add chickpeas and the remaining ingredients and toss.

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Information Per Serving
Calories:  230
Total Fat: 3g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Protein: 9g
Carbohydrates: 42g
Sodium: 540mg
Fiber: 4g