Warm up for the winter with soup, roasted vegetables and more.
Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 20 mins
- 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and patted dry
- 1/4cup pine nuts or sliced almonds
- 1 cup Greek-style yogurt
- 1 clove garlic, grated or finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin (1/3 palmful)
- Juice of 1 1/2 lemons
- 1 1/2cups vegetable or chicken broth
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
- 1 10 ouncebox couscous
- 1/4cup finely chopped fresh dill
- 1/4cup finely chopped chives
- 1 cup packed flat-leaf parsley leaves
- Salt and pepper
- 4 flatbreads or pitas, warmed
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees . On a baking sheet, spread the chickpeas and pine nuts in a single layer; roast until the nuts are golden and the chickpeas are warmed, 7 to 8 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the yogurt, garlic and cumin. Stir in one-third of the lemon juice.
- In a small saucepan, bring the vegetable broth and 1 tablespoon EVOO to a boil. Turn off the heat and stir in the couscous, dill and chives. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
- In a serving bowl, combine the chickpeas, pine nuts, cauliflower and parsley and dress with the remaining lemon juice and 2 tablespoons EVOO; season with salt and pepper.
- Fluff the couscous with a fork. Spoon onto 4 plates and top with the salad. Serve with the garlic yogurt and bread.
- Faustino V Blanco 2007 (Spain), Kim Crawford Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2008 (New Zealand)