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Moroccan Couscous Salad

What you need: 

2 1/4 cups of boiling water
1 1/2 cups of whole wheat couscous (uncooked)
1/2 cup of good extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 cups of raisins (soaking in warm water)
1/2 cup of chopped cilantro
1 cup of chickpeas (garbanzos - canned)
2 tablespoons of finely grated carrots
1/2 of a red bell pepper (thinly julienned then diced)
juice from half a lemon
1 large (or 2 - 3 small) garlic clove/s
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
1/2 teaspoon of paprika
dash of cinnamon
a pinch of salt (about 1/8 teaspoon or to taste)

What you do: 

Place uncooked couscous in a large pot. Add boiling water, stir, and cover (approx. 10 minutes).
In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, and spices.
Once couscous is ready, add in chickpeas, raisins, cilantro, carrots, red peppers, and garlic. Add in oil and vinegar. Mix until thoroughly coated (I use my hands :-).
Place in a covered ceramic or glass bowl. Serve warm or cold.

Preparation Time: 
10 - 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
3
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

i just made this last night at the last minute for some omni friends and it was really good, everyone enjoyed it.

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HOLY MOLY!  :D This is SO delicious!  ;)b  Thank you!  :)>>>

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This was really delicious.  Unlike the previous poster, my batch was perfectly coated with the dressing.  The only modifications I made were adding in some crushed cashews, red onion, and golded raisins.  Thanks a lot, it is very refreshing on a warm summer day :)

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