Spiced Chickpea, Couscous & Tenderstem Broccoli Salad

This spiced delight is the perfect dish to warm up a cool day. The combination of chickpeas and giant couscous will provide a delicious burst of energy, topped with green goodness in the shape of Tenderstem broccoli and a dollop of tasty tahini dressing.

Yield

Serves 2

Total Time

25 Minutes

Ingredients

250g of giant couscous
½ tbsp of ground cumin
½ tbsp of ground coriander
½ tbsp of paprika
3 tbsp of olive oil
400g of chickpeas, drained and patted dry
Sea salt and cracked black pepper
Juice of 1 lemon
Small bunch coriander, chopped
For The Dressing
2 tbsp of tahini
4 tbsp of plain yogurt
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper
For the Tenderstem® broccoli
200g of Tenderstem broccoli
1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
Sprinkle of dukkah

Method

Step 1

Cook the giant couscous according to the packet instructions, drain and leave to one side.

Step 2

In a large dry frying pan, add the spices and cook until they become fragrant. Add the olive oil to the pan, followed by the dried chickpeas. Coat the chickpeas in the oil and spices and fry on a medium to high heat for approximately 5 minutes until golden and crisp.

Step 3

Add the cooked, cooled couscous to the pan and give it a quick coat of the spices, then finish by adding the juice of 1 lemon, and then salt and pepper to taste. Leave to cool and then add the chopped coriander.

Step 4

For the dressing, add the tahini and yogurt to a bowl with the juice of 1 lemon, some salt and pepper and give it all a good mix. If the mixture is too stiff add 1 tbsp at a time of warm water to loosen, you want it to be dollop consistency.

Step 5

In some salted boiling water add the Tenderstem broccoli and cook for 3-4 minutes. Once cooked toss in some extra virgin olive oil and season.

Step 6

When you’re ready to eat, add the couscous and chickpea mix to a bowl, top with the Tenderstem broccoli and then a dollop of the dressing with a sprinkle of dukkah.

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