This pearl couscous salad with chickpeas, dried cranberry, and feta has a delightful mix of textures. Eat hot or cold. Make as a salad or a side that brightens up a basic roast chicken for a flavorful dinner.
Use pre-cooked couscous for a faster meal.
This couscous salad recipe was created by Kristen Heigl won first prize in The 2018 Old Farmer’s Almanac recipe contest.
For salad: Place couscous in a bowl. Add cheese, cranberries, pecans, chickpeas, basil, oranges, and onions. Mix well.
For vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, orange juice, orange zest, honey, and salt and pepper.
Pour vinaigrette over salad and stir to coat.