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Moroccan Salad

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Rocío González prepared this delicious Moroccan Salad in her May 18th, 2019 cooking class, “Flavors of North Africa,” held at the Science of Spirituality International Meditation Center in Lisle, Illinois.


 1 ¼ cups water
 1 cup dry couscous
 2 cloves garlic, crushed
 6 teaspoons olive oil, divided
 Grape seed oil spray
 2 cups cooked chickpeas, drained
 1 teaspoon ground cumin
 ½ teaspoon ground coriander
 ½ teaspoon ground ginger
 ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
 3 tomatoes, chopped
 6 green onions, finely chopped
 4 tablespoons lemon juice
 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
 Salt and black pepper to taste

In a medium saucepan, bring water, 2 teaspoons olive oil, and garlic to a boil. Stir in the couscous. Cover tightly and remove from heat. Leave covered for 5 minutes to steam until all water is absorbed. Use a fork to fluff and break up any lumps.


Heat a skillet over medium-low heat, spray with grape seed oil. Add drained chickpeas and spices: cumin, coriander, ginger, and cinnamon. Stir for few minutes until all spices are aromatic and chickpeas are coated with the toasted spices. Remove from heat.


Transfer prepared couscous to a large serving bowl. Mix in tomatoes, green onions, and chickpeas. Add lemon juice, remaining olive oil, basil, and salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate 30 minutes before serving.

Serves 4

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