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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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Esmeralda1 month 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!

Megan5 months 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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