Couscous Salad With Walnuts & Dates
Original Plain
  1. 1 box NEAR EAST® Couscous Original Plain
  2. 1/2 cup FILIPPO BERIO® Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  3. 1/4 cup lemon juice
  4. 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  5. 1 teaspoon lime zest
  6. 1 cup canned chickpeas, drained
  7. 2/3 cup pitted dates, diced
  8. 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  9. 1/2 teaspoon minced chives
  10. 1 fresh mint sprig, minced
  11. 1 plum tomato, seeded and diced
  12. 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preparation Instructions
  1. Prepare couscous according to package directions. Set aside.
  2. Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest and lime zest until mixed. Add the chickpeas, dates, feta cheese, chives and mint. Whisk vigorously to incorporate all ingredients. Add the tomato and walnuts at the very end. Set aside.
  3. With a fork, fluff the couscous until the grains are separated. Transfer to a large serving bowl. Pour the vinaigrette over the couscous, mixing it well.
Serves 4