Chilled Couscous Salad with Mango
Absolutely loved it! The other salad I made yesterday, instead of couscous I used quinoa that is much healthier; didn't have cooked chickpea on hand, so I boiled some frozen soy beans instead, and it actually tasted amazing.
tahini (sesame paste)
low fat, or vegan yogurt
chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
cooked, thoroughly rinsed if canned
Bring water to a boil in a saucepan.
Stir in couscous, return to a boil, cover and turn off heat.
Let sit (without lifting the lid) until the water has been absorbed.
Meanwhile, stir together tahini and orange juice to make a smooth paste.
Place yogurt in a large mixing bowl and whisk until light and smooth.
Whisk in tahii mixture, cumin and ginger.
Stir in chickpeas, mango and raisins.
Fluff couscous with a fork to break up any lumps.
Stir into mago mixture.
Add cilantro and dried fruits if desired; stir until thoroughly blended.
Cover and refrigerate until chilled through, about 3 hours.