This simple recipe is so enjoyable, I tend to make it frequently when I find I don't have time to make anything else!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water to boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in couscous, and remove from heat. Cover, and let stand about 5 minutes, until liquid has been absorbed. Fluff with a fork.

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  • In a large bowl, mix couscous and garbanzo beans. Toss in tomatoes and cucumbers. Stir olive oil and vinegar into the mixture. Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

146.7 calories; protein 5.4g 11% DV; carbohydrates 29.3g 10% DV; fat 0.9g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 144.8mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (65)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2008
I found this recipe delicious but I did tweak quite a bit so I can't give the full five stars. Instead of water I used vegetable broth and what a flavorful difference. I used balsamic vinegar instead of white and garlic infused olive oil and again a great flavor boost. I also used a red onion. It tasted fabulous! I think this recipe lends itself to many different variations and tastes - it's very versatile. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/15/2006
This is a very simple and healthy recipe. The only problem I found was that it is a little bland so I added red peppers and substituted balsamic vinegar for white. I love the mixture of beans veggies and couscous though! an awesome combination of textures. Read More
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89 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 38
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2008
I found this recipe delicious but I did tweak quite a bit so I can't give the full five stars. Instead of water I used vegetable broth and what a flavorful difference. I used balsamic vinegar instead of white and garlic infused olive oil and again a great flavor boost. I also used a red onion. It tasted fabulous! I think this recipe lends itself to many different variations and tastes - it's very versatile. Read More
(86)
Rating: 3 stars
05/15/2006
This is a very simple and healthy recipe. The only problem I found was that it is a little bland so I added red peppers and substituted balsamic vinegar for white. I love the mixture of beans veggies and couscous though! an awesome combination of textures. Read More
(37)
Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2007
Nice simple recipe. Glad I read the other reviews which inspired me to make some changes of my own. Used lime balsamic and fresh herbs and made double the amount of dressing. Also added celery bell pepper and blanched asparagus. Best prepared the day before to enhance the flavours. Cheers! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2003
Wonderfully easy and tasty! I peppered this nicely and didn't add any extra salt. Next time I'll try lemon juice instead of vinegar for more flavour. Thanks for this one! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/20/2008
This was pretty tasty but I think it should be 1/4 cup of olive oil and 1/4 cup white vinegar instead of teaspoon. Otherwise it's way too dry and has no flavor to speak of. A little fresh mint might be nice in this also. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2008
This was a nice and simple recipe. I added a bit more olive oil and vinegar for more of a punch. I also added sliced red onions to bulk up the veggies. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2008
Surprisingly good! This was my first time using couscous and this recipe fit my taste buds! I did change a few things - I used lemon juice instead of vinegar (as others suggested) diced canned tomatoes (with juice) and I added some tarragon to the dressing. Will definitely use this recipe again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/04/2008
While the recipe was OK and probably a good picnic food there just wasn't enough flavor for our liking. I made it 2 times the first time with chicken broth the second without. Definately use the chicken broth. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2009
Wonderful recipe I did alter it to what I had in my pantry. I used fresh baby spinach petite diced tomatoes fresh pesto (I made it the night before) and balsamic vinegar. I must say it taste delish! This is the first time I make couscous and I will definately try it again! Enjoy! Read More
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