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Mediterranean Israeli Couscous Salad

This dish by The Mediterranean Dish is fantastic! It has all the flavors and colors of the Mediterranean region, and when you put a spoonful in your mouth, envision yourself basking in the Mediterranean sunshine.

israeli-coucous_pearl-couscousIsraeli couscous, also known as pearl couscous, are tiny pasta shaped into small pearls.

Please try this…you won’t be disappointed!

 

 

A few notes:

  • to make gluten-free, use quinoa.
  • for the pearl couscous, try the whole wheat version…it has a lot more flavor.
  • try to buy the toasted pearl couscous…it will save you some time. If you’re toasting the couscous, keep a watchful eye on it to prevent it from burning.
  • use the freshest ingredients as possible, and wash them well.
  • if you can’t find English cucumbers, use the small unwaxed pickling cukes
  • for the chickpeas/garbanzos, the recipe calls for canned chickpeas. I prefer cooking them myself…has much more flavor and free of mass manufacturing processes. To cook your own chickpeas, go here.

 

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