Curry Couscous and Broccoli Feta Salad With Garbanzo Beans

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All ingredients can be adjusted to suit taste. Add in some chopped peeled cucumber if desired. If you are not a ginger lover then omit the fresh ginger. Plan ahead this salad needs to chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

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  • add   1 cup sliced almonds
  • add   1 large carrot
  • add   1 teaspoon salt
  • add   1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger (or to taste)
  • add   1 1/2 cups feta cheese
  • add   1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • add   salt and pepper
  • add   1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, well drained and rinsed (garbanzo beans)
  • add   4-5 green onions
  • add   1-2 tablespoon curry powder
  • add   1 (10 ounce) box couscous
  • add   1/2 cup olive oil (or to taste)
  • add   2 1/4 cups water
  • add   7 cups broccoli or cauliflower (cut into small florets)

Instructions

  1. In a large sausepan stir the curry powder over medium heat until fragrant and toasted (about 1 minute).
  2. Add in 2-1/4 cups water with 1 teaspoon salt.
  3. Add in veggie florets and carrots to the saucepan with the water and curry; bring to full a boil, cover and cook 1 minute.
  4. Remove from heat and mix in couscous; cover and let stand until the couscous softens (about 5-6 minutes).
  5. Transfer the couscous and veggies to a large bowl.
  6. Mix in garbanzo beans, oil, wine vinegar,minced fresh ginger; toss to combine.
  7. Cool to room temperature or chill (make certain that the couscous is completely cooled or the feta will melt).
  8. Add in feta cheese, green onions and toasted almonds (if using); toss to combine.
  9. Add in salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Chill for a minumum of 2 hours before serving.
  11. Delicious!