Toasted Israeli Couscous with Chickpeas, Tahini and Mint (Vegan)

Toasted Israeli Couscous with Chickpeas, Tahini and Mint (Vegan)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 269.1
  • Total Fat: 4.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 503.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 49.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.5 g
  • Protein: 10.6 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Toasted Israeli Couscous with Chickpeas, Tahini and Mint (Vegan) calories by ingredient


This is a flavor sensation! This is a flavor sensation!
Number of Servings: 4


    1 1/3 cup Israeli couscous
    1/2T olive oil
    1 3/4 cup vegetable broth
    1 clove crushed garlic
    1 15 oz can chick peas, or 1 3/4 cup cooked
    2T tahini
    5 T mixed fresh spearmint and cilantro
    2T lemon juice
    1/2 tsp salt
    black pepper to taste


In a heavy, deep skillet with lid, saute the couscous in the olive oil. The Israeli type is bigger. DON'T SUBSTITUTE INSTANT. Add crushed garlic. Stir constantly until couscous starts looking toasted.
Meanwhile heat vegetable broth. Slowly add the broth and when it's all boiling, reduce to simmer, cover and cook until all the broth is absorbed (about 15 minutes +/-).
When the couscous is tender, remove from heat. Stir in the tahini, chick peas and lemon juice. Stir well to evenly distribute the tahini.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Stir in mint and cilantro and serve.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MADDY_AVENA.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Trying this - 3/29/17

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    Very Good
    So good! - 2/20/17

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    Awesome! - 8/8/16

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    Was very good. i did sub the cilantro out with parsley just because i don't like cilantro. - 2/8/16