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  • Makes 18 cups

This satisfying meal is equally good made with traditional couscous or the larger, pearl-sized Israeli couscous. Feel free to experiment with whatever vegetables you have on hand. Creamy homemade Tahini Dipping Sauce serves as a flavorful finishing touch for these quick bowls.

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Healthy Couscous Bowls

Ingredients

  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 cups whole wheat couscous or Israeli couscous
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 9 to 10 cups romaine lettuce, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 15-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium cucumber, finely chopped (1½ cups)
  • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced (1 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely snipped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1½ cups Tahini Dipping Sauce

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan bring broth and cumin seeds to boiling. Stir in couscous. Return to boiling; remove from heat. Cover and let stand 15 minutes or until broth is absorbed. Fluff with a fork. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Divide lettuce, chickpeas, cucumber, tomatoes, onion, and couscous among eight bowls. Sprinkle with parsley and lemon juice, and drizzle with Tahini Dipping Sauce.

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Richard Robertson8 months ago
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I see the recipe is made for 18 cups.
If you are only two people can the recipe be reduced?
18 cups seems like a lot

Diane Sonneville8 months ago
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How much is a serving size? That would be most helpful. In addition, 18 C is a huge amount for someone who would like to try the recipe but is not interested in feeding the neighborhood. 🙂

Esmeralda11 months ago
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I just made this and it was so easy and tastes great. My mom enjoyed it too! It’s the perfect summer dish with minimal stovetop use and fresh ingredients. I will be making it again and packing it for lunch. Thanks!

Megan1 year ago
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loved this – the tahini sauce gives that wonderful nutty flavor – very filling – quick to make – easy to bring with for families on the go

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Darshana Thacker Wendel

Darshana Thacker Wendel is a vegan chef specializing in whole-food, plant-based cuisine. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, she is the author of the Forks Over Knives: Flavor! cookbook, recipe author for the book Forks Over Knives Family, and recipe contributor to The New York Times best-selling book The Forks Over Knives Plan. Her recipes have been published in The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, Forks Over Knives magazine, and LA Yoga magazine online. Visit darshanaskitchen.com for more.

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