whole wheat spiced couscous salad


  • whole wheat couscous
  • 250ml boiling water
  • 1 orange, zest finely grated and juice saved
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cummin
  • 1/2 teaspoons dried mint
  • 1/2 lemon, juice
  • 400g tin organic chickpeas (no salt added)
  • 1 carrot, coarsely grated/julienned
  • sultanas/nuts (optional)
Place the couscous, salt, cummin, mint, zest of an orange, and olive oil in a bowl. Pour half of the orange juice and all the boiling water on top and cover the bowl. Leave for a few minutes, then fluff with a fork. Add rest of the orange juice, lemon juice, chickpeas and carrots.  Add any optional extras, like sultanas or nuts. Toss and serve immediately.
Source: Scandi Foodie

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