Salads and Salad Dressings
by Ann Stettner, Wild Thymes
10-ounce box couscous*
1 15.5-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 teaspoons grated orange zest
1/4 cup Wild Thymes Meyer Lemon Salad Refresher
Kosher salt and pepper
2 pounds beefsteak tomatoes, cut into wedges
1/2 small sweet onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup fresh mint, torn
1/4 cup (2 ounces) roasted almonds, roughly chopped
Place the couscous in a medium bowl, pour 1 1/2 cups hot tap water over the top, cover, and let sit for 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork. Stir in the chickpeas, orange zest, 1/8 cup Meyer Lemon Salad Refresher, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
In a separate bowl, combine the tomatoes, onion, mint, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1/8 cup Meyer Lemon Salad Refresher. Spoon the couscous and tomatoes onto a platter and sprinkle with the almonds.
Yield: Serves 4
*Substitution: You can serve fiber-rich bulgur wheat in place of the couscous, using the same hot-water "cooking" technique. Use 3 cups water to 1 cup bulgur wheat and increase the sitting time to 45 minutes.