Couscous & Chickpea Salad

Cooked couscous and canned chickpeas come together in this quick lunch salad. The basil vinaigrette makes it taste anything but basic! When in season, we recommend adding fresh chopped tomatoes for a spin on tabbouleh.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 serving


  • 1 cup finely chopped kale

  • ¾ cup cooked whole-wheat couscous (see associated recipe)

  • cup rinsed canned chickpeas

  • 4 tablespoons Basil Vinaigrette (see associated recipe)


  1. Combine kale, couscous, chickpeas and dressing in a medium bowl. Serve immediately or refrigerate in a sealable container for up to 4 days.

To make ahead

Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

Associated Recipes

Easy Whole-Wheat Couscous

Basil Vinaigrette

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

481 Calories
17g Fat
68g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size 2 2/3 cups
Calories 481
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Dietary Fiber 13g 48%
Total Sugars 4g
Added Sugars 3g 6%
Protein 17g 35%
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Vitamin A 1939IU 39%
Vitamin C 21mg 23%
Folate 160mcg 40%
Sodium 283mg 12%
Calcium 113mg 9%
Iron 4mg 22%
Magnesium 67mg 16%
Potassium 491mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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