Made using simple ingredients including flavorful sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil, and ready in just 35 minutes.
celery olive oil salt + pepper chickpeas garlic paprika cucumber cherry tomatoes couscous green olives sun-dried tomatoes feta cheese fresh basil
For a refreshing side dish, try Mediterranean Couscous Salad! Simple ingredients including sun-dried tomatoes and basil, ready in 35 minutes.
Wash and chop celery into small pieces. Add to a blender and blend until smooth.
Using a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth, strain the celery juice into a jar. Discard the pulp.
In the jar containing the celery juice, add olive oil, salt, and pepper. Close lid and shake well to mix.
Wash cucumber and cherry tomatoes. Chop cucumber into small pieces.
Cut the cherry tomatoes in half.
In a pan over medium heat, add olive oil. Once hot, add minced garlic and stir 1 minute until fragrant. Add drained chickpeas and paprika. Stir and cook 5 minutes until heated through.
Bring water to a boil in a separate pot. Add couscous and stir. Cover and remove from heat, then let sit for 5-10 minutes until the water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.
In a large bowl, add cooked couscous, chickpeas, olives, chopped cucumber, cherry tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, and basil leaves.
Pour the vinaigrette over the salad and mix well to combine. Top with crumbled feta cheese. Serve at room temperature, or chilled!