Cherry Tomato Couscous Salad
1 Package Pure Farmland Simply Seasoned Protein Starters
4 cups cherry tomatoes, (half for roasting, half raw)
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
1 cup dry Israeli couscous
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp lemon juice, more if desired
1 garlic clove, minced
Leaves from 6 sprigs fresh thyme, more for garnish
1 1/2 cups roasted chickpeas
1 /4 cup fresh basil, more for garnish
2 Persian cucumbers, thinly sliced
1 /3 cup crumbled feta cheese
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Roast 2 cups of the cherry tomatoes according to this recipe. These can be made in advance and stored in the fridge for a few days.
Cook the couscous according to the package directions until al dente, about 9 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool.
Cook your Pure Farmland Simply Seasoned Protein Starters according to the package directions.
In the bottom of a large bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of olive oil, the lemon juice, garlic, thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and several grinds of black pepper. Add the cooled couscous, Simply Seasoned Protein Starters and toss. Slice the remaining raw cherry tomatoes in half and add them to the bowl with the roasted tomatoes, the chickpeas, basil, cucumbers, and feta.
Top with more fresh herbs and a generous drizzle of olive oil. Season to taste.
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