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The perfect side dish for summer! Asparagus, feta and couscous makes this a delicious mediterranean salad!

Asparagus Chickpea Mediterranean Couscous Salad


  • Author: Madison | A Joyfully Mad Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Description

This Mediterranean Couscous Salad is the perfect side dish for summer! Asparagus, feta and couscous makes this a delicious mediterranean salad!


Ingredients

  • 1 cup couscous (uncooked)
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 6 asparagus stalks, cut into matchstick length pieces
  • 2/3 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut asparagus and onion.
  2. Add a tablespoon of oil to a frying pan.
  3. Once oil is hot, add asparagus and onion.
  4. Cook until asparagus softens (but isn’t mushy), about 5 minutes
  5. Meanwhile, cook couscous according to package instructions. Set aside.
  6. In a small dish, combine garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar, honey, salt and pepper.
  7. Stir to combine.
  8. Add asparagus, onion and feta to couscous in a serving bowl.
  9. Drizzle dressing over couscous mixture and toss to combine.
  10. Serve immediately (reheat if necessary before serving).

Notes

You can use either variation of couscous – Israeli or instant – for this recipe. Be sure to just cook it based on the packaging instructions.

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