Moroccan Chickpea and Couscous Salad

Moroccan Chickpea and Couscous Salad


78 people made this

An exotic Moroccan couscous salad with chick peas, raisins, carrot, red capsicum, red onion and a spiced olive oil and lemon dressing with cumin, coriander and ginger.

kmy Washington, United States

Serves: 4 

  • Couscous
  • 1 cup quick cooking couscous
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 1/4 cup boiling chicken or vegetable stock
  • Dressing
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Salad
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1/2 red capsicum, finely diced
  • 1/4 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup tinned chick peas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, chopped

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Mix the couscous with the raisins in a bowl then pour over the boiling stock. Cover with a tea towel, plate or cling wrap to seal in the steam then let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Place the oil, lemon juice, garlic, spices and salt in a jar with a lid or a martini shaker then shake to mix.
  3. Fluff the couscous with a fork to separate the grains then stir in the carrot, capsicum, onion, chick peas and parsley. Pour over the dressing then toss together until well combined.

Recently Viewed

Reviews (2)


Fantastic. I have tried other versions of Moroccan couscous with raisins, but found them overpoweringly sweet and tangy. This one has a nice mellow spiciness and makes a great side dish that is simple to prepare and also versatile; while I haven't messed with the dressing, the "salad" part is very adaptable to what you have on hand. Just tried finely diced carrot and red onion, and added a pinch of fresh rosemary because I didn't have parsley or capsicum. It was great. A great lunch the next day on a bed of baby spinach. - 02 Mar 2015


Fabulous recipe. Have made a few times.quick easy to make and plenty to feed a crowd.even better the next day.economical as well - 20 Mar 2014

Write a review

Click on stars to rate